Broadcaster and TV Presenter Chris Tarrant was suspected of having an asthma attack during an eleven hour flight back from Thailand but it shockingly turned out to be much worse.
He was immediately sent to hospital after he had actually suffered a “mini-stroke” whilst flying back to London from Bangkok at the beginning of the month. Tarrant’s manager, Paul Vaughan, confirmed that the 67-year-old was rushed to hospital straight from Heathrow airport on the first of March after being taken ill during the plane flight.
“Chris has been diagnosed as having suffered a mini-stroke,” Mr Vaughan has said.
Mr Vaughan concluded by stating how grateful Chris Tarrant is of the care received at Charing Cross Hospital and for the kind wishes of recovery.
The attack happened after Tarrant had been filming across South America and Asia and had previously fell ill, which his manager had attributed to asthma.
The former Capital Radio DJ hosted the last edition of Endemol’s Who Wants To Be a Millionaire in the UK, which was aired on the 4th of February on ITV.
Although the 67 year old Tarrant-ula has been reported to be tough as an ox, his manager has ensured that he should not go straight back to work after being discharged from the hospital. The doctors at Charing Cross had discovered a nasty blood clot in Tarrant’s leg which soon was broken up but reportedly complicated after developing a bout of bronchitis.
Chris was in Hospital for between 1-2 weeks but has recently been allowed home in the day, although he has to return to the hospital at night.
According to the Stroke Association, a Stroke is a ‘brain attack’, and occurs when the blood supply to a part of the brain is cut off causing damage or death to brain cells.
Around 30% of people who are unfortunate enough to have a stroke, make a vast recovery within the space of a month but most victims will suffer long-term problems.
It can take a year or longer for the majority of cases to see a full recovery and in severe cases strokes can cause long-term disability or lead to death.
The Stroke Association advise to look out for any of the commonly known, sudden-approaching warning signs and dial the emergency services immediately if experiencing any of the symptoms.