William “Smokey” Robinson encouraged americans to gain vaccinated against COVID-19, which he talked about left him hospitalized for 11 days.

Robinson, 81, who founded the Motown vocal team The Miracles in 1955, told ET all thru a fresh interview about his harrowing reach upon with the virus, which he talked about left him terrified if he would ever express all all over again.

Referring to the time he spent in the sanatorium, Robinson talked about he doesn’t relief in thoughts “four or five of those days.”

“I am extra than delighted to share [my story] on legend of I hope it helps someone,” Robinson talked about. “COVID moral comes on and the americans quiz me this day, who knew that I had it… where did you gain it, how did you gain it? I build now no longer know. I build now no longer hold any belief how I got it. All I do know is I looked up and I had it.” 

AJ McLean, Smokey Robinson, Kenny 'Babyface' Edmonds and Charlie Wilson perform onstage during the 25th annual Keep Memory Alive 'Power of Love Gala' benefit for the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health at Resorts World Las Vegas on October 16, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Denise Truscello/Getty Images for Keep Memory Alive)

AJ McLean, Smokey Robinson, Kenny ‘Babyface’ Edmonds and Charlie Wilson produce onstage all thru the 25th annual Abet Memory Alive ‘Energy of Devour Gala’ revenue for the Cleveland Sanatorium Lou Ruvo Middle for Mind Health at Resorts World Las Vegas on October 16, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Say by Denise Truscello/Getty Pictures for Abet Memory Alive)

“It became a contaminated contaminated thing and whereas I became going thru it I wasn’t in fact hooked in to ‘Whats up man, presumably it’s likely you’ll perhaps well now no longer ever gain out of this sanatorium alive,’” Robinson continued. “I wasn’t thinking fancy that. I became moral hooked in to [how] I got to gain myself together.”

In this image released on November 29, Smokey Robinson attends the 2020 Soul Train Awards presented by BET.

In this describe released on November 29, Smokey Robinson attends the 2020 Soul Educate Awards presented by BET.
(Say by Leon Bennett/STA 2020)

Robinson also told his listeners in regards to the importance of asserting protocols to mitigate the unfold of COVID-19.

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Charlie Wilson, Anthony Anderson and Smokey Robinson attend the 25th annual Keep Memory Alive 'Power of Love Gala' benefit for the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health at Resorts World Las Vegas on October 16, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Denise Truscello/Getty Images for Keep Memory Alive)

Charlie Wilson, Anthony Anderson and Smokey Robinson lend a hand the 25th annual Abet Memory Alive ‘Energy of Devour Gala’ revenue for the Cleveland Sanatorium Lou Ruvo Middle for Mind Health at Resorts World Las Vegas on October 16, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Say by Denise Truscello/Getty Pictures for Abet Memory Alive)

“Offer protection to your self and those who you be pleased on legend of it’s miles a proper killer and it’s a contaminated thing to need to battle thru,” he continued. “Some americans battle thru it mildly but you is also speaking to someone who went thru it severely. So for individuals who battle thru it fancy that it’s a extremely rough health thing to overcome… [if it weren’t] for the grace of God, I’d now no longer be here speaking to you guys and I am certain of that.”

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