As some of you may know, I have been battling a dose of the flu and subsequently the coronavirus for the past fortnight. I’m starting to recover, but I admit it has beaten me for six years and impacted my mental well-being.
Like many men, I have always believed that I have an invincibility shield and, like many who have struggled, I have thought about making it public. However, as a leader, I believe you should lead by example and I want to be open and honest – in good times and bad – as I know many people have struggled and will do with their mental health.
As such, and on the orders of the doctor, I will take a complete break from work to ensure that I can fully recover and recover from the difficulties I have been experiencing over the past fortnight. In the meantime, I would like to thank Paul Davies for continuing with my duties during my absence and ask that my privacy and that of my family be respected.
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