Bob Mortimer recovering after triple heart bypass operation

gggftThe comedian Bob Mortimer is recovering in hospital after undergoing a triple bypass heart operation.

Mortimer, one half of the comedy duo Vic and Bob alongside Vic Reeves, had been due to perform in Glasgow next month for a 25th anniversary show.

Neil Reading, his spokesperson, said the 56-year-old will need “several weeks” to recover from the operation. The first leg of their UK tour has been cancelled.

Reading said in a statement: “Bob would like to thank his consultant and all the nursing staff at the hospital for looking after him so well.”

Best friend Vic Reeves said: “I’m so pleased the operation has gone well and Bob is fixed. Many thanks to the surgeon.”

BAFTA winning actor and close friend Matt Berry, revealed the comedian is “recovering well”, and added that he would be paying Bob a visit on Friday “with best wishes & bad language”.

Shows in November and December have been cancelled, but the pair are hopeful Mortimer will be well enough for shows in January and February to go ahead.

Published by Dannii Cohen

Dannii Cohen is an author, producer and radio-host with a diploma in psychology. She is a former columnist for Life Hack, The Feminine Collective, The Gay UK and many other magazines.

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