Paul O’Grady set to leave hospital without surgery: ‘All is fine’

Paul O’Grady is set to leave hospital after tests showed that ‘all is fine’, his management has said.

The 58-year-old comedian and TV star, who has suffered from two heart attacks in the past, was admitted to hospital after feeling unwell.

Singer Michael Ball and presenter Stephen Mulhern were brought in to front Paul’s ITV teatime chat show while he was away.

But the star, in a statement in which he also thanked fans and hospital staff ‘for their kindness’, said he is now ‘feeling much better’ following the suspected angina attack.

His management said that Paul had not undergone surgery and routine tests showed that he is well.

Paul, who also presents a Radio 2 show, is expected to return to work after resting for a few days at home.

In a statement, BM Creative Management said: “Paul O’Grady was admitted to hospital on Monday afternoon after feeling unwell .

“He has undergone routine tests which have shown all is fine. He will be going home tomorrow to rest for a few days before returning to work.”

Paul said: “I am feeling much better – I would like to thank all the nursing staff for their kindness and everyone who has texted or phoned in wishing me well.”

The star, who has been filming a new series of For The Love Of Dogs and spends much of his time with his animals on his farm in Kent, has returned with his ITV chat show after a four-year break.

ITV said that his chat show would be presented by Emma Willis, Vernon Kay and Jo Brand for the rest of the week.

Paul’s Radio 2 show will continue as planned this weekend as he recorded the programme in advance. He has hosted a weekly two-hour show for the station since April 2009.

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