Martin Roberts is to remain in hospital for at least two weeks after undergoing emergency surgery for a heart condition that left him hours from death.
The Homes Under The Hammer presenter, 58, suffered a medical condition on Wednesday and was rushed to hospital in Bath for the ensuing operation chest pain due to “fluid around the heart”.
Elder I’m a celebrity… Get me out of here! Campmate Martin thanked ‘God and angels’ on social media this week after returning from surgery, but has since revealed he expects to stay in hospital a bit longer.
Staying put: Martin Roberts, 58, is to remain in hospital for at least two weeks after undergoing emergency surgery for a heart condition that left him hours from death
He told The Sun: “I’m being moved to the respiratory team today as they think it might have started with a serious lung infection.
‘I can be in the hospital for another two weeks.’
Take from Twitter to share a video explaining what happened this week, he captioned the post: ‘So. Kinda shocking. Luckily I’m here to tell the story…’
Shock: The Homes Under The Hammer presenter, 58, suffered a medical condition on Wednesday and was rushed to Bath Hospital for the operation following chest pains
Speaking out: The TV star took to Twitter to share a video explaining what happened, captioning the post: ‘So. A bit shocking. Luckily, I’m here to tell the story…’
Martin said: “Well, I have to say that’s not where I expected to watch Homes Under The Hammer.
“Little good news, little bad news. I ended up in Bath Hospital yesterday.
“I had some chest pains and generally felt lousy so I was brought here and it turned out I had a huge amount of fluid all around my heart which was actually preventing my heart to function.
“If they hadn’t gotten rid of it, which they did in an emergency operation last night, then it’s pretty bad, like hours of living in some sort of c**p.
Unexpected: Martin said: ‘Well I have to say that’s not where I expected to watch Homes Under the Hammer’ as he shared a photo from his hospital bed
Health issues: The Homes Under The Hammer presenter (pictured with original series presenter Lucy Alexander) had ‘fluid around her heart’ and only had ‘hours to live’
“So here I am, still here, thank God, thank God and the angels, all those things.”
He continued, “There are a lot of other complicated things that happened as a result, but we’ll work them out and I’ll let you know.”
“In the meantime, there’s a good TV show I think I’m going to watch here.”
It comes after he updated fans on the progress of his two-day “mercy dash” to get supplies to Ukraine in March.
Doing good: It comes after he updated fans on the progress of his two-day ‘mercy dash’ to get supplies to Ukraine in March
Martin looked exhausted as he admitted to only a few hours’ sleep as he prepared for the second leg of his trip, a 13-16 hour drive through Germany and Poland.
He revealed he was going to drive a car full of supplies across Europe to help those affected by Putin’s attacks on Ukraine.
In a short clip, the weary star asked fans for song choices to get him through the long drive and said he was fueled by ‘wine gum and lots of Red Bull’ but he felt aa “massive responsibility” to safely deliver supplies to the Ukraine-Poland border.
Many expressed concern that the TV presenter had taken too long trying to drive for 26 hours with only a short break.
On the road: He revealed he was going to drive a car full of supplies across Europe to help those affected by Putin’s attacks on Ukraine