"Every night I go to sleep I'm like, 'Lord, please, let me like wake up in the morning feeling good.'"
That's Saints star Emmanuel Sanders admitting he's scared to death of his COVID-19 diagnosis ... saying he's extremely worried his condition could deteriorate at any moment.
"Like, I don't want to wake up in the middle of the night and like, can’t breathe," Sanders said on the "17 Weeks" podcast this week. "And like, sh*t just goes south, right?"
"That’s like my biggest fear in watching that sh*t, it intensifies my fears, right?"
Sanders tested positive for coronavirus last Thursday ... and says he's been experiencing some pretty bad symptoms ever since, including fever, body aches and "loopy feelings."
The 33-year-old says his wife also came down with the illness ... explaining she, too, is feeling the effects.
"Like, it feels like we’re glitchy," the NFL receiver said. "Like when I’m walking it feels like if my wife was to talk to me, it feels like I’m skipping a beat every now and then."
"It's like the weirdest sh*t ever."
The Saints placed Sanders on the reserve/COVID-19 list and he missed last week's win over the Panthers. He's already been ruled out of this week's game against the Bears.
"It's a situation that sucks, you know?" Sanders said. "I'm missing two games, but it is what it is."