Over the Christmas period, the 65-year-old delivered three updates on Instagram after he twice went to hospital.
Former world no.1 Norman first posted a picture of himself in a hospital bed on Christmas Day, writing: “This sums it all up.”
He then returned home, but provided a further update from the Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center in Florida over the weekend.
“I am fit and strong and have a high tolerance for pain but this virus kicked the crap out of me like nothing I have ever experienced before.
“Muscle and joint pain on another level. Headaches that feel like a chisel going through your head scrapping little bits off each time, fever, muscles that just did not want to work.
“Then my taste failed where beer tastes bad and wine the same. And finally at times struggling with memory of names and things. Then there is irritation.”
Norman added that we wouldn’t want anyone to experience this “hideous virus.”
“Please take care. And for those doubters out there, do not judge or cast unwarranted comments and opinions … Do what is right, not just for you, but your family, friends, co-workers and other people around.”
Nicknamed “The Great White Shark,” Norman was known for his aggressive, big hitting style during the 1980s and 1990s.]