33-year-old Ukrainian fitness influencer, Dmitriy Stuzhuk, who once thought that the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) does not exist has died from the virus. His ex-wife Sofia Stuzhuk confirmed the news of Stuzhuk’s death on her Instagram profile. The social media star, who promoted healthy living, was discharged from hospital after eight days, but the virus resulted in heart complications. After he was rushed back to hospital, his ex-wife Sofia, 25, said he was in a "grave condition" and "unconscious". Stuzhuk had shared his experience with his 1.1 million followers on his Instagram handle on October 15. He wrote, “I also thought that there was no Covid… Until I got sick”. “COVID-19 DISEASE IS NOT EPHEME (short-lived)! And heavy,” he had said.
Stuzhuk developed breathing problems and stomach-ache while he was in Turkey. After returning from Turkey, he tested positive for Covid-19 and was subsequently admitted to a hospital. After eight days of hospitalisation, the body-building enthusiast was allowed for home treatment on October 15. Next day, he died of the virus. According to The Sun, the fitness influencer contracted COVID-19 during a trip to Turkey and was treated in his native Ukraine. The social media sensation also touched on this in his Instagram post, writing, "I felt bad on the second day in Turkey. I woke up in the middle of the night because my neck was swollen and it was hard to breathe. At the same time, my stomach ached a little.""The next day, a cough began to appear, but there was no temperature. There were no particular symptoms of the disease either, so I thought that these could be consequences after playing sports, changing the climate and nutrition, and plus sleeping under air conditioning," he continued. "After returning from Turkey, I immediately went to take various tests, do an ultrasound scan and, just in case, decided to take a COVID test. It turned out to be positive."