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Chris Tarrant 'suffered mini-stroke on 11-hour flight'

Chris Tarrant has spent a week in hospital after suffering a mini-stroke on an 11-hour plane journey, his agent has told The Sun.

Chris Tarrant suffered the mini-stroke after an 11-hour flight. Credit: PA Archive/Press Association Images

The Who Want to be Millionaire presenter, 67, was rushed from Heathrow Airport to hospital in West London after falling ill on a plane from Burma.

At first doctors thought he had suffered an asthma attack, before discovering a potentially fatal blood clot in his leg.

Tarrant's agent Paul Vaughan told the paper (£): “The doctor describes it as a mini stroke, probably brought on by the asthma and bronchitis on the plane. They found a clot which they managed to break up."

He added: “He is determined to leave hospital. But he’s not going back to work. This is a nasty wake-up call.”


Council apology after stroke emergency delay

Eileen Rock was being cared for at a home run by Nottingham City Council Credit: ITV News Central

Nottingham City Council has apologised after the local government ombudsman found it took five hours for one of its care homes to call an ambulance for a stroke victim.

Eileen Rock now lives with her daughter, but her health has suffered.

Mrs Rock suffered the stroke at 7:30am but it was not until her daughter arrived at lunchtime that the emergency services were summoned.

An investigation found the home's manager and deputy were aware of her situation, but both thought the other had called for assistance.

Mrs Rock has been left incontinent and unable to walk and her previous speech and communication difficulties have been exacerbated.


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