Sir Bruce Forsyth home from hospital after life 'saved' by NHS doctors

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Returning home from hospital: Sir Bruce Forsyth with his wife Wilnelia Forsyth (file photo): Getty Images

Sir Bruce Forsyth has returned home from a five night stay in hospital after his life was reportedly saved by NHS doctors.

The veteran entertainer, 89, was admitted to intensive care at St Peter’s Hospital in Surrey with a severe chest infection on Sunday, according to reports.

Sir Bruce's manager confirmed he would be returning home on Friday night.

A source told the Daily Mirror his life had been “saved” by NHS staff.

His manager Ian Wilson said: "Sir Bruce Forsyth is scheduled to return home from hospital 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 Peter's Hospital for their kindness and care."

His wife, Lady Wilnelia, had been at the hospital over the past week, a friend of the former Strictly Come Dancing host told the the Daily Mail.

They said: "Wilnelia was by his bedside virtually the entire time and has been amazing. Now Bruce just wants to get home and slowly build his strength back up again. He remains in great spirits."

Sir Bruce underwent surgery in 2015 after he suffered two aneurysms, which were discovered when tests were carried out following a fall at his Surrey home.

He left Strictly in 2014, but Mr Wilson denied reports in October that he had retired from the entertainment industry.

His manager said at the time: "As is widely known, Sir Bruce is recuperating from various health issues.

"His sole focus at the moment is to continue getting better and he has made no formal or informal decision about retiring from show business."

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