Sir Bruce Forsyth returned home from hospital in an ambulance

Stephanie Soteriou

On Friday, we learned that 89-year-old TV presenter, Sir Bruce Forsyth, spent five nights in the intensive care unit at St. Peter’s hospital in Surrey.

The much-loved star was struck down with a severe chest infection and it has now been reported that even though Bruce has returned home, he was accompanied by medics and travelled back to his house in an ambulance.

Sir Bruce spent five days in ICU.

Speaking to The Sun, an insider explained: “Bruce is feeling much better but is still far from 100 per cent, so doctors decided to take precautions.

“Their view was that the more support he had on hand for the transition, the better.

“Now Bruce is at home, he can relax completely and concentrate on getting better, which is of course, what everyone wants him to do.

Bruce’s wife is keeping a bedside vigil.

“He won’t be up and about for a while, but he is happy the doctors have allowed him to be at home – where he is comfortable.

“Everyone is keeping an eye on him, these illnesses are more troubling at a certain age but he has been through worse.”

Bruce’s manager, Ian Wilson, confirmed that the star had been hospitalised in a statement, explaining: “Sir Bruce Forsyth is scheduled to return home from hospital later today and would like to thank everyone for their good wishes.

Bruce was accompanied home by medics.

“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.”

It is thought that Bruce’s wife, Wilnelia, will keep a vigil by Bruce’s bedside as he recuperates.


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