The 47-year-old singer had been feeling “extremely tired and unwell” and so decided to be tested for the highly contagious respiratory illness.
Since being informed he has COVID, Peter has been isolating at home.
His management team confirmed: “Yes he has got COVID and he’s recovering at home. He is coping well.”
A source told The Sun Online: “Peter started feeling unwell a few days ago, but he didn’t suspect that he had COVID, despite feeling extremely tired and unwell. But he decided to go for a test to make sure as he started feeling very weak, which is unusual for him and he struggles to breathe sometimes.”
The ‘Mysterious Girl’ hitmaker – who has four children, Junior, 15, and Princess, 13, with ex-wife Katie Price and Amelia, seven, and Theodore, four, with wife Emily – is caring for his children as his wife continues to work as a doctor during the UK lockdown.
The source continued: “Because Emily is working and the UK is in lockdown, Pete has no option but to look after his four children as normal and isolate away from Emily at home. There’s no-one else to look after the children and he doesn’t want to put anyone else at risk of catching it. The whole family are in quarantine now.”
It comes after Emily tested positive for coronavirus in July and had to isolate away from her family but they all adapted to the circumstances “really well”.
She said at the time: “’I was only able to wave at them from the top of the stairs. Myself and Pete also slept in separate bedrooms just to be on the safe side.
“It was horrible but the family adapted to it really well and I got a big hug at the end. I had a sore throat and lost my sense of smell and taste for a week.”