In late February, Godfrey was hospitalized with a case of the flu. It then developed into double pneumonia and, later on, kidney failure, sepsis and encephalitis. The decline in Godfrey's health was so serious, at some points his doctors feared the worst.
"They weren't sure if I would make it for a while," he told The Dodo.
Godfrey remained in the hospital for five weeks, and thankfully his condition did improve. In that time though, he'd lost a significant amount of weight.