Sir Bruce Forsyth home from hospital after 'life saved by doctors'

Sir Bruce Forsyth was expected to have returned home yesterday evening after spending five nights in intensive care, his manager said.

"Of course, because he is almost 90, doctors had to take extra precautions and Bruce had to stay in intensive care, for a minimum of five nights", the source then continued.

Last night, the popular star was preparing to return back to the family home in Surrey where he will be nursed by wife, Wilnelia.

He left his role as presenter of "Strictly Come Dancing" in 2014 but his manager Ian Wilson denied that he had retired from entertainment entirely.

The national treasure is thought to be returning to his home in Virginia Water, next to Wentworth golf club later.

"Bruce came down with an infection last weekend, and it rapidly escalated into something very, very serious", a source told the paper. His wife, Lady Wilnelia, stayed by his bedside throughout his time in hospital, just days after his 89th birthday, where she had taken to Instagram to wish him health.

It is reported that Sir Bruce has been in high spirits despite his illness.

This is the latest setback for the veteran broadcaster who was forced to cancel several public outings a year ago due to poor health.

Following his fall, it was discovered that Sir Bruce had two life threatening aneurysms, which he underwent surgery for.

A source told the Mirror: "Brucie is a big fan of the NHS and would be behind the march protesting about cuts".

Merced revealed in November that her husband, who also hosted Generation Game and Play Your Cards Right during his near 80-year career, now has problems moving.

"He's the man I fell in love with because his brain is still there". With a little bit of luck he should be back [performing].

"His sole focus at the moment is to continue getting better and he has made no formal or informal decision about retiring from show business".

"It was really a worry, so we chose to go to for the operation and he's been recovering since then".

  • Salvatore Jensen