Richard Bacon in induced coma after infection

Lawrence Kim
July 16, 2018

However since then, his condition has worsened and he has had a tracheotomy to help him breathe, according to his sister, Juliet Bacon.

She told the newspaper: "The doctors have said that he is very distressed and confused after being in a coma for a week. and that we need to keep talking to him and reminding him of where he is".

Yesterday his mother Christine said her son was slowly on the mend.

She said Richard had been receiving oxygen ventilation and antibiotics and, although the family feared they "might lose him" at one stage, his condition has thankfully begun to improve.

The presenter has come out of his medically-induced coma, but there's still "a long way to go".

"This has been very hard for everyone who loves Richard, all of whom appreciate the many messages of support which have been received, and there will be no further comment at this time".

Richard Bacon Christine
Twitter UPDATE Christine posted this Twitter message after speaking with press

A number of other well know faces have taken to social media to wish Bacon a speedy recovery including comedian Keith Lemon, radio and television presenter Toby Anstis, Professor Green and Gary Linekar.

The ex-presenter was last seen with nine wires strapped to his chest as he lay in bed at Lewisham Hospital in south-east London in an Instagram post over the weekend.

Richard tweeted on July 5th that he was in A&E after getting ill on a plane arriving back in Britain. "I don't like to miss a party", he joked.

"This is my seventh day visiting my brother who's been in an induced coma since last Thursday, just so grateful to the NHS x", she wrote.

He's also presented shows like Top of the Pops, The Big Breakfast and The Big Painting Challenge.

ED! has contacted Richard's rep for comment.

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