The singer, 69, who is known for hits like “Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do)” and “Sailing,” toldCBS Sunday Morningthat while he’s doing fine these days, his bout withCOVID-19earlier this year nearly killed him.
"There was some, you know, come-to-Jesus moments or whatever, where I was looking for any help I could get, you know, through this, to get outta this thing," Cross told correspondent Serena Altschul. "'Cause I wasn't sure."
When asked by Altschul when he thinks he was exposed, Cross said he assumes it was on a trip to Mexico.
"It was early March that I went to Mexico City for a concert," he recalled. "And, to be frank, you know, nobody knew about masks or anything like that. No one wore masks on the plane. No one was doing that. We weren't made aware that it was a problem."
Along with his girlfriend Joy, Cross got very sick, and was left laid up at home for several weeks.
"We both got very sick with COVID," he said. "We were sick for about three weeks. The biggest thing I remember is just incredible malaise — just, you couldn't lift your head."
Cross revealed his diagnosis on April 3 in a lengthyFacebook post, and advised those who weren’t taking the virus seriously to do so from now on.
“For those of you who still do not believe the COVID-19 virus is real, or think it is a ‘hoax’ or part of some conspiracy,” he wrote at the time, “my advice to you is to understand right now that this is a deadly illness spreading like wildfire throughout the world.”