TV and radio presenter Richard Bacon is fighting for his life after contracting a respiratory virus.
The 42-year-old, who now lives in Los Angeles, is in an induced coma after he failed to respond to treatment for a suspected case of pneumonia.
The star had posted on Twitter about being admitted to hospital in Lewisham after taking ill on his way back to the UK.
Thank God I got ill in Britain (actually on the way to Britain, was taken off the plane in a wheelchair). Fuck all the ideology driven politicians who’ve messed up America’s healthcare system. Viva the NHS. Happy 70th. pic.twitter.com/ABEhSZXiRK
— richard bacon (@richardpbacon) July 5, 2018
Doctors put Bacon into a medically induced coma after he failed to respond to treatment and his condition worsened, the Sun reported.
“This is an extremely worrying time for everyone who loves him,” a source close to Bacon told the newspaper.