Richard Bacon recovering and praising the NHS

Broadcaster Richard Bacon has tweeted he is alive and recovering after doing “six days straight in a coma”.

He said on Monday morning in a tweet which has since been deleted: “So I did 6 days strght in a coma. Been here another 4 since. It’s an yet unidentified double chest infection. I nearly died. At one point, as I was as run down a hallway to ICU at midnight with a massive needle jammed in my chest (bit like Pulp Fiction) I thought, this is it.”

He has since said that his condition is now being treated as an unidentified double chest infection.

In reply to David Baddiel earlier today asking if he was actually tweeting, he said: “Ha. I am alive. Or in Lewisham. Or somewhere between the two.”

Richard was being treated for pneumonia before his condition took a turn for the worse and had to be put into a medically induced coma, 90 minutes after entering Lewisham hospital 11 days ago.

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It’s the NHS’s 70th birthday today. I hate to miss a party

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