Paul O'Grady: Kent comedian ill

Kent based television presenter Paul O'Grady is in hospital after suffering an angina attack, a friend has said.

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Paul O'Grady to be discharged from hospital

TV star Paul O'Grady is due to leave hospital today after tests showed that "all is fine", his management has said.

The 58-year-old comedian, who has suffered from two heart attacks in the past, was admitted to hospital on Monday after feeling unwell.

Singer Michael Ball and presenter Stephen Mulhern were brought in to front O'Grady's ITV teatime chat show while he was away.

But the star, who lives in Aldington in Kent, thanked fans and hospital staff "for their kindness", said he is now "feeling much better" following the angina attack.

His management said that O'Grady had not undergone surgery and routine tests showed that he is well.

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Paul O'Grady thanks nursing staff and wellwishers

Paul O'Grady has thanked the nursing staff and wellwishers after he was admitted to hospital after feeling unwell.

Paul O'Grady pictured on his teatime ITV show last week. Credit: ITV/The Paul O'Grady Show

O'Grady said, "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."

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Paul O'Grady Show studio erupts with applause at news

The Paul O'Grady Show studio erupted with applause tonight as viewers wished the TV star well following his health scare.

Stephen Mulhern, who was standing in for O'Grady on his teatime ITV show, told the audience, "Paul has undergone some tests today and I can tell you - he's doing really well everybody".

"Paul, hopefully you are watching the show. From everybody in your studio ... get well soon", he added, as the audience clapped and cheered.

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O'Grady to 'rest for a few days' before returning to work

TV star Paul O'Grady will "rest for a few days" before returning to work, his management has said.

BM Creative Management said in a statement:

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.

Singer Michael Ball and presenter Stephen Mulhern were brought in to front O'Grady's ITV teatime chat show while he was away.

Paul O'Grady to leave hospital tomorrow

TV star Paul O'Grady will leave hospital tomorrow after tests showed that "all is fine", his management has announced.

The 58-year-old comedian, who has suffered from two heart attacks in the past, was admitted to hospital yesterday after feeling unwell.

In a statement, O'Grady thanked fans and hospital staff "for their kindness", and said he is now "feeling much better" following the suspected angina attack.

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Paul O'Grady faces heart surgery after angina attack

O'Grady has previously suffered two heart attacks. Credit: PA

Television presenter Paul O'Grady is in hospital after suffering an angina attack, a friend has said.

The 58-year-old comedian, who has had two heart attacks previously, told radio DJ Pete Price he was undergoing surgery today.

In a text message sent to Mr Price yesterday, he said: "I have had an angina attack and I will need a few days' rest.

"I am going to be out of the game for quite a while, and am going in for surgery tomorrow."

Mr Price told the Liverpool Echo that O'Grady had been overworking.

"When I saw he wasn't on TV I texted to ask what had happened and he told me about it. He is a total workaholic, and I have told him he needs to take things easy," he said.

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Colleagues wish O'Grady well ahead of surgery today

Paul O'Grady's ITV early evening chat show was instead hosted by singer Michael Ball yesterday.

Presenter Stephen Mulhern said he had been brought in to front today's show, tweeting:

TV stars took to Twitter to wish O'Grady their best.

Phillip Schofield said:

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What is an angina attack?

Television personality Paul O'Grady is to undergo surgery today following an angina attack.

What is angina?

  • Angina is chest pain that occurs when the blood supply to the muscles of the heart is restricted
  • It usually happens because the arteries supplying the heart become hardened and narrowed
  • The pain and discomfort of angina feels like a dull, heavy or tight pain in the chest that can sometimes spread to the left arm, neck, jaw or back
  • The pain is usually triggered by physical activity or stress and typically only lasts for a few minutes. This is often referred to as an angina attack
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