Game of Thrones author George R. R. Martin, 71, opened up about his health and upcoming book online last night amid the coronavirus outbreak.
The writer took to his blog to speak about his time in self-isolation after finding himself in “the most vulnerable population” category given his “age and physical condition”.
He told fans he was writing every day and “spending more time in Westeros than in the real world”.
George reassured fans that he was feeling “fine” at the moment but was self-isolating as a precaution.
He said: “Strange days are upon us. As ancient as I am, I cannot recall ever having lived through anything like the past few weeks.”
The best-selling author continued: “For those of you who may be concerned for me personally… yes, I am aware that I am very much in the most vulnerable population, given my age and physical condition.
“But I feel fine at the moment, and we are taking all sensible precautions.”
He told fans he was in a “remote isolated location” and only in contact with one member of staff.
The writer has been making the most of time in isolation by throwing himself into his work.
He is currently working on The Winds of Winter – the sixth novel in the hugely popular fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire.
The American novelist added: “Truth be told, I am spending more time in Westeros than in the real world, writing every day.”