Martin Roberts has emergency heart surgery after being given 'hours to live'

·TV Reporter, Yahoo Entertainment UK
·2-min read
Martin Roberts has had emergency heart surgery. (PA)
Martin Roberts has had emergency heart surgery. (PA)

Homes Under the Hammer star Martin Roberts has revealed he has had emergency heart surgery after being given the terrifying news that he had just hours to live.

The TV presenter posted a video on social media from his hospital room to update fans on his eventful week, where he appeared to be in his usual good spirits despite the shocking news.

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Showing fans his hospital bed, Roberts, 58, began by joking: "Well, I have to say this isn’t where I expected to be watching Homes Under the Hammer today."

He continued: "Bit of good news, bit of bad news. I ended up in the Royal United Hospital in Bath yesterday. I’ve been having quite a few chest pains and just feeling generally lousy.

"So I was brought in here and turns out I had a massive amount of fluid all around my heart, which was actually stopping my heart working.

"Had they not got rid of it, which they did in an emergency operation last night, then it’s sort of quite serious, like, hours to live kind of c***."

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Roberts had the surgery on Wednesday night and shared the news with his fans on Thursday evening as he recovered from the operation.

He said: "So anyway here I am, still around, thank goodness, thank god and angels, all those things.

Martin Roberts attending the TV Choice Awards held at the Hilton Hotel, Park Lane, London.
Martin Roberts showed fans that he was recovering. (PA)

"There’s lots of other complications that have happened as a result, but we will work through those, and I’ll keep you updated.

"Meanwhile, there’s a good TV show on that I think I’ll watch while I’m here."

Roberts recently impressed his fans by travelling to the Ukraine-Poland border with a van full of supplies for refugees which he had driven all the way from the UK.

He had posted a video of himself in tears from a shop car park after failing to buy multiple bottles of medicine that he wanted to send to those fleeing Ukraine, but found a way to help by delivering aid packages in person.

Watch: Martin Roberts shares video after having emergency heart surgery

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