Paul O’ Grady ‘feeling better’ following angina attack
Television and radio presenter Paul O’ Grady says he’s feeling “a lot better” after being admitted to hospital with a suspected attack of angina.
“I am feeling much better – I would like to thank all the nursing staff for their kindness and everyone who has texted or phoned in wishing me well,” he said in a statement.
The 58-year-old, who has suffered from two heart attacks in the past, was admitted to hospital after feeling unwell on Monday morning.
His ITV early evening chat show was instead hosted by singer Michael Ball yesterday.
BM Creative Management said: “Paul O’Grady was admitted to hospital on Monday afternoon after feeling unwell.
He has undergone routine tests which have shown all is fine. He will be going home tomorrow to rest for a few days before returning to work.”
The comedian attended last month’s Attitude Awards where he received the Icon Award. Friends say the entertainer is a relentless “workaholic” and have encouraged him to slow down.
Earlier this year Paul said he didn’t take his health for granted.
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He explained: “I do count my blessings. I have had two heart attacks, and if I get to 60 that will be amazing. I don’t fear anything nowadays.
“There has to be an angel out there. They are trying to steer me out of trouble 24 hours a day.”
Angina is chest pain that occurs when the blood supply to the muscles of the heart is restricted.
It is usually triggered by physical activity, stress, cold weather or after a meal, and typically only lasts for a few minutes.
They are common for people with heart problems and can cause considerable pain.