Famous TV presenter 'fighting for his life' in induced coma after infection treatment

Cheryl Kahla
Jul 13, 2018
07:46 A.M.

The 42-year-old radio and television presenter, Richard Bacon, was hospitalized after contracting a mystery illness. Doctors have placed him in a medically induced coma.


His sister, Juliet Bacon, shared a photo of the hospital's corridor and wrote in the caption: 'This is my seventh day visiting my brother who's been in an induced coma since last Thursday.'

The Sun reported that Bacon condition's deteriorated since he was diagnosed with pneumonia earlier this month. None of the treatments had any effect and doctors were forced to take drastic measure.

The father of two took to social media a week before he was placed in the coma and tweeted a photo from his hospital bed. Read more on our Twitter @amomama_usa.


Bacon, who has been vocal about America's healthcare system, joked: 'Thank God I got ill in Britain (actually on the way to Britain, was taken off the plane in a wheelchair.)'

His fans and followers have since sent their well wishes via social media, with Toby Anstis saying on Twitter it is 'awful to see this, let's hope he is going to be ok.'


Keith Lemon sent 'magical powers to Richard Bacon,' while Jeremy Vine sent thoughts and prayers to Bacon 's family 'at this frightening time.'

As reported by BBC, Bacon joined BBC Radio Nottingham in the early nineties but only rose to fame in 1997 when he landed the role of presenter on Blue Peter, a children's show.


Since leaving Blue Peter, he also presented on The Big Breakfast, Top of the Pops, and Castaway Exposed, to name a few.

Earlier this year he opened up about his Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD for short, and said on BBC Radio that he is "learning to work with it and manage it."

Bacon is married to Rebecca McFarlane. The couple settled in Los Angeles and share two children, seven-year-old son Arthur and four-year-old daughter Ivy.

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