FORMER Blue Peter host Richard Bacon has revealed he is suffering from double pneumonia across both lungs.
The LA-based radio presenter, 42, was taken off a flight from the US in a stretcher to London’s Lewisham hospital where doctors diagnosed him with double pneumonia.
Richard Bacon was taken off a flight from the US in a stretcher to London’s Lewisham hospital where doctors diagnosed him with double pneumonia
He tweeted: “Thank God I got ill in Britain (actually on the way to Britain, was taken off the plane in a wheelchair).
“F**k all the ideology driven politicians who’ve messed up America’s healthcare system. Viva the NHS. Happy 70th.”
Replying to a fan who quizzed him on his condition, he added: “Basically pneumonia.
“But across two lungs. Although I thought that was for people in their 80s, I’ll be here a few days.”
Ex-Blue Peter host Richard Bacon expressed his annoyance about his condition on Instagram to fans
Rex Features Dad-of-two Richard who is now based in Los Angeles was diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) this year