Both Peter Marshall and his wife Laurie tested positive for COVID-19 in January. Marshall had hosted the show Hollywood Squares for fifteen years, asking celebrities questions to bring them closer to victory. No amount of prep could brace Marshall for his ordeal with the coronavirus, however. In fact, Marshall, 95, at one point feared the worst. There was a point the former host felt he would not make it to the otherwise of that battle. In a statement released by his spouse, it\u2019s revealed that Marshall\u2019s condition started stable then deteriorated, almost for the worst. Peter Marshall receives a COVID-19 diagnosis https:\/\/twitter.com\/PeterMarshallHS\/status\/1381359785803665410 In a statement to Fox News, Peter Marshall shared just how his and his wife\u2019s battle with the coronavirus began. \u201cIn mid-January, my wife started feeling dizzy so she went and got tested,\u201d he outlined. January 12 would yield positive results...with less than positive results. \u201cWhile we were waiting the 48 hours for her results to come back, I knew that we both had it because I realized I felt dizzy too. I took both the rapid test and the 48-hour test. The rapid test said I didn\u2019t have it so we were very relieved, but the 48-hour test came back positive,\u201d he went on. RELATED: WATCH: Lionel Richie Brought Back \u201cWe Are The World\u201d For The Coronavirus Crisis The two stayed separated for two weeks, communicating only via telephone. Then, Laurie could see the former host. But by then, she shared, \u201cit was clear the diagnosis was grim.\u201d Though his condition had worsened, Laurie noted the hospital staff was \u201cunder such strain and resources were in short supply,\u201d they would try doing hospital and family a favor. They tried to keep Marshall home \u201crather than die alone in the hospital,\u201d away from his family and beloved pets. So, on February 12, he left the hospital, intending on receiving hospice service until the end of his life. A break in the clouds Both Peter Marshall and his wife feared the worst in the face of COVID-19 \/ Everett Collection \u201cFrom the time I went to the hospital, I worried I wouldn\u2019t make it because of how many people seemed to be dying from it,\u201d Marshall admitted. \u201cAnd given my age, I knew I was at high risk for dying from it. Then in the hospital, I continued to decline. I knew I was dying in the hospital. Every time I spoke to my wife, I wondered if it was the last time we\u2019d speak.\u201d Medical personnel continued to feel the strain of virus cases and Marshall shared, \u201cAt the hospital, I felt I was neglected.\u201d He further claimed, \u201cI won\u2019t go into specifics, but I was clearly not properly care for.\u201d https:\/\/twitter.com\/PeterMarshallHS\/status\/1381797064905011200 Marshall declined to name the specific facility he stayed at. However, he also stated, \u201cThe medical team my wife found for me once she brought me home is what saved my life. Mind you, I wasn\u2019t so sure that was a good thing. I was in very, very bad physical shape at that point, and didn\u2019t want to linger if I was leaving the world, which seemed to be the case.\u201d The family attributes Dr. Eric Mizrahi, who tended to Marshall from the makeshift intensive care unit that was their den. But, according to Laurie, even the doctor was sure Marshall would not come out of this. \u201cDr. Mizrahi wasn\u2019t convinced it was Peter\u2019s time to die,\u201d she shared. \u201cAnd with the aid of around-the-clock nurses and surrounded by his family, he\u2019s turned a fatal diagnosis into a miraculous recovery.\u201d https:\/\/twitter.com\/PeterMarshallHS\/status\/1378454872656379906 Even as he clambered out of the woods, it turned out Marshall was still in a forest, as his weakened body then contracted pneumonia. That led into sepsis. That he survived all three at his age, Marshall calls \u201cMiraculous, to say the least." To this day, however, he still experiences difficulty walking and requires an oxygen machine. Still, against even his own beliefs, Marshall was able to celebrate his 95th birthday on March 30. He celebrated over Zoom and had the birthday wish that anyone wanting to still celebrate with him donate to Actors and Others for Animals. His career encompasses over seven decades of work, and from 1966 to 1981, he hosted Hollywood Squares, where he presented some of Hollywood\u2019s brightest talents.