Si King, one half of the popular TV cooking duo the Hairy Bikers, has revealed that he survived a potentially fatal brain aneurysm earlier this year.
The 46-year-old is out of hospital but will require further treatment on what he describes as "a bit of a shemozzle with my head."
“I just started getting a severe headache,” he told the Mirror. “Over a four-day period it got worse and worse and worse.
"I thought, ‘Oh my god I am in trouble here’. So I went and had a procedure."
The cook said he is now spending time with his wife and two sons at home in Newcastle as he recovers.