O'Grady returns to TV after scare

ITV star Paul O'Grady has returned to his ITV show after being admitted to hospital after feeling unwell. The 58-year-old comedian has suffered from two heart attacks in the past.

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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:

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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