Gwyneth Paltrow has revealed she had coronavirus "early on" and is still suffering from "long-tail fatigue and brain fog"

The Oscar-winning actress, who also owns the wellness brand Goop, is the latest high-profile star to speak out about their experience with the virus. 

Writing on her website Paltrow said she is embarking on a long-term healing plan.

She said: "All jokes aside (no, 2021 wasn't the easiest year to do dry January), cleaning up my diet, exercise, and even thought patterns last month left me feeling energised, healthier, and -believe it or not – wanting more. I’m extending this focus further, through the full first quarter.

"A little background: I had Covid-19 early on, and it left me with some long-tail fatigue and brain fog.

"In January, I had some tests done that showed really high levels of inflammation in my body.

"So I turned to one of the smartest experts I know in this space, the functional medicine practitioner Dr Will Cole.

"After he saw all my labs, he explained that this was a case where the road to healing was going to be longer than usual."

Paltrow said she has embarked on a "keto and plant-based" regime, with no sugar and alcohol, and fasts until 11am every day.

She added: "Everything I'm doing feels good, like a gift to my body. I have energy, I’m working out in the mornings, and I’m doing an infrared sauna as often as I can, all in service of healing.

"A side benefit is my skin, which makes me happy – and makes me want to double down on skin care even more. Let’s make 2021 the year of never needing make-up, people!"

Other stars who have detailed their experiences with the virus include Tom Hanks, Sharon Osbourne, Idris Elba and Bryan Cranston.