Richard Bacon reunited with his children for FIRST time in 12 days after ‘nearly dying’ from mystery illness

Posted on Jul 20 2018 - 7:58am by admin

Richard has been reunited with his children for the first time after nearly dyingRichard has been reunited with his children for the first time after nearly dying [Richard Bacon/ Instagram]

Blue Peter presenter Richard Bacon was placed in a medically-induced coma fighting for his life after contracting a mystery illness.

The 42-year-old TV star spent 10 days in the coma after getting the mystery virus, after initially being diagnosed with pneumonia, with doctors taking emergency action after he failed to respond to treatment.

Now, six days after waking up, Richard revealed that he has been reunited with his children. 

Richard praised the NHS for saving his life as he prepared to leave hospitalRichard praised the NHS for saving his life as he prepared to leave hospital [Richard Bacon/ Instagram]

The star took to Instagram to share a picture of his two children, son Arthur, six, and four-year-old daughter Ivy, cuddling up to him in his hospital bed, as he flashed a peace sign at the camera. 

He wore a large plaster on his neck from the tracheotomy carried out while in the coma to help improve his breathing.

He captioned the cute snap: “Final day visitors. Kept them away when on life support. Not my best look.”

Richard Bacon fell ill on his way back to England from AmericaRichard Bacon fell ill on his way back to England from America [Richard Bacon/Twitter] [Richard Bacon/Twitter]

Richard then praised the NHS for saving his life as he prepared to leave hospital two weeks after being admitted. 

In an emotional tribute he wrote: “Cleared for take off. Gone within the hour (I’ll be leaving two weeks almost to the minute after I arrived). 

“I don’t know whether I see this as the bed I nearly died in or the bed that saved my life. Either way. I won’t miss it. 

Richard Bacon thanked his wife with this emotional messageRichard Bacon thanked his wife with this emotional message [Richard Bacon/Instagram]

Richard Bacon and his wife RebeccaRichard Bacon and his wife Rebecca [Richard Bacon/Instagram]

“But I will miss the 50 staff of Lewisham Hospital who definitely saved my life. Every. Single. One. Of. Them. #VivaTheNHS.”

Richard also posted a heartwarming image holding the hand of his partner Rebecca, with his hospital gown visible as he thanked his wife for all she had done. 

He said: “Today should be the last full day in hospital (unless I decide to walk home through Lewisham). 

“Every facet of my life would be worse without Rebecca in it. How will I ever thank her? I was in a coma for nine or ten nights total (I just learned). That’s a lot of staring at your husband and his pipes. And a lot of worry.”

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