Published: Sat, July 14, 2018
Entertaiment | By Mabel Barber

Radio presenter Richard Bacon in induced coma

Radio presenter Richard Bacon in induced coma

The 42-year-old radio presenter recently revealed he was suffering from pneumonia across both lungs, but is now said to have contracted a mystery respiratory virus and has been in a critical condition for a week.

After Bacon failed to respond to treatment doctors were forced to take emergency action and place him in a coma.

"There's a long way to go yet, but this is a very positive step and it has eased my mind", she told local newspaper the Mansfield Chad. Although he is not responding to us very well yet, we can see that he is getting better.

She said Richard had been receiving oxygen ventilation and antibiotics and, although the family feared they "might lose him" at one stage, his condition has thankfully begun to improve.

He shared a shot of the A&E department with the caption: "I'm A&E (in Lewisham) on the NHS's 70th birthday".

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The presenter tweeted a picture from his hospital bed with wires across his chest as he wrote: "Thank God I got ill in Britain (actually on the way to Britain, was taken off the plane in a wheelchair)". Fuck all the ideology driven politicians who've messed up America's healthcare system. "I don't like to miss a party". "Viva the NHS. Happy 70th", he added, referring to the health service's landmark anniversary.

He then broke into the USA media scene where he has a show on Fox TV and lives in Los Angeles.

A source close to the former Blue Peter presenter told The Sun:: "This is an extremely worrying time for everyone who loves him".

Richard Bacon started his career on BBC Radio Nottingham before going on to present on national television and radio including The Big Breakfast, Top of the Pops, BBC Radio 5 live and BBC 6 Music.

Juliet said in an Instagram post yesterday (12 July) that she had been visiting her brother in intensive care for a week.

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