Lord Sugar's publicist has cleared up rumours The Apprentice host suffered a heart attack, saying he's had a stent fitted, which was a minor procedure

Businessman Alan Sugar has had a minor heart procedure in America.

The Apprentice tycoon is in ‘perfect health’ apart from ‘a bit of a cold and a corn on the little toe of his left foot’, his publicist Andrew Bloch said.

The 69-year-old peer had an angiogram, a check to assess the health of blood vessels, when he was in the US four weeks ago.

Karren Brady, Lord Sugar and Claude Littner on The Apprentice (BBC/Boundless)
Karren Brady, Lord Sugar and Claude Littner on The Apprentice (BBC/Boundless)

 

He had a stent fitted – a tiny tube used to help blood flow – but he ‘did not have a heart attack’ and his heart is ‘in perfect condition’, his spokesman said.

“As part of his normal annual health check routine in the USA, Lord Sugar, four weeks ago had an angiogram and other heart tests,” he said.

“This minor procedure included the fitting of a stent.

Lord Sugar (BBC/Boundless)
Lord Sugar (BBC/Boundless)

 

“Lord Sugar was on the mend within a day and cleared to resume exercise after a week. He is in perfect medical health and plays tennis and rides his bike for 40 miles regularly.

“For the avoidance of doubt he did not have a heart attack and his heart is in perfect condition.

“I spoke to him this morning, and he asked me to also mention that he has had a bit of a cold, a corn on the little toe of his left foot and two haircuts.”‎