Bruce home after hospital stay

The former Strictly host will return home from hospital today after spending five days in intensive care.

The much-loved TV star, 89, was reportedly rushed to hospital after developing a severe chest infection on Sunday.

Now Sir Bruce‘s manager, Ian Wilson, has told the Press Association: “Sir Bruce Forsyth is scheduled to return home from hospital later today and would like to thank everyone for their good wishes.

“He and his family would also like to say a special thank you to all the NHS doctors, nurses and staff at St Peters Hospital for their kindness and care.”

Sir Bruce has suffered a number of health issues in recent years – including a fall in 2015 which saw him rushed to hospital and subsequent surgery for two life-threatening aneurysms after tests were carried out following his fall.

The Strictly Come Dancing star was taken to St Peter’s hospital in Surrey on Sunday night and taken straight to ICU due to his age and the fact he was suffering with a chest infection.

“Bruce came down with an infection last weekend, and it rapidly escalated into something very, very serious,” a friend of the star told the MailOnline on Thursday.

“Of course, because he is nearly 90, doctors had to take extra precautions and Bruce had to stay in intensive care for a minimum of five nights. Wilnelia was by his bedside virtually the entire time, and has been amazing,” the source added.

It is reported that Sir Bruce has been in high spirits despite his illness and his wife Wilnelia, 59, will care for him as he returns home.

The NHS advises anyone over the age of 65 to seek medical advice if they show signs of a chest infection as elderly people are at higher risk of developing serious infections.

Last November, Bruce’s wife appeared on This Morning to assure fans her husband was recovering after his 2015 surgery.

She explained at the time: "I happened to be with my son Jonathan [when Bruce fell], it was very scary to see him like that, he was very bruised, it was really, really awful

"We wanted to know why he had the fall so they did all the tests but he was fine.

"But then because they couldn't find anything so the doctor decided to do a full body scan. That's when they found two aneurysms, one in his abdomen and one near his hip.

"It was really a worry, so we decided to go to for the operation and he's been recovering since then."

Sun Online have contacted a spokesperson for Bruce for comment.

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