Richard Bacon reveals how he got here ‘extremely shut’ to dying as he battled thriller sickness

Richard Bacon has revealed practically died twice throughout his latest hospitalisation.

Final month, the 42-year-old TV presenter was rushed to hospital in London with a thriller sickness, believed to be a lung an infection, after getting off a flight from LA.

Discussing his situation, Richard has defined that the primary two nights after he was admitted have been probably the most harmful.

Candid: Richard Bacon has revealed nearly died twice during his recent hospitalisation

Candid: Richard Bacon has revealed nearly died twice during his recent hospitalisation

Candid: Richard Bacon has revealed practically died twice throughout his latest hospitalisation

Talking to The Times Magazine, he stated: ‘In 2018, I can go right into a hospital, aged 42, be that match, and have all that trendy gear round me and nonetheless practically die? F*****g hell. I got here that shut. The primary two nights, it was extremely shut.’

And the previous Blue Peter host known as waking up from a medically induced coma ‘the worst day of my life’ and stated he was thrashing about ‘like a wild animal’.

He stated: ‘I bear in mind pondering: I’ve not obtained sufficient oxygen, the room’s too scorching and I am not getting sufficient consideration. I need assistance. I bear in mind consciously pulling the pipes out of my neck to set the alarms off. And it labored – individuals got here operating in.’

Reflecting on his sickness, Richard defined that he is grateful to have survived his ordeal and has vowed to surrender alcohol and marijuana, which is authorized in LA the place he lives and works.

Doing well: Last month, the 42-year-old TV presenter was rushed to hospital in London with a mystery illness, believed to be a lung infection, after getting off a flight from Los Angeles

Doing well: Last month, the 42-year-old TV presenter was rushed to hospital in London with a mystery illness, believed to be a lung infection, after getting off a flight from Los Angeles

Doing effectively: Final month, the 42-year-old TV presenter was rushed to hospital in London with a thriller sickness, believed to be a lung an infection, after getting off a flight from Los Angeles

He stated: ‘I am giving up ingesting. I had been ingesting 4 or 5 glasses of wine each night time. In LA, I have been smoking weed. It is all authorized over there. I’ll cease all that.’

And he lately defined that he was treating the near-death expertise as a wake-up name. In an interview on BBC Radio 5 Stay, Richard stated: ‘I’ve determined to essentially, actually embrace well being from right here on in. 

‘I’ve all the time drunk an excessive amount of, I’ve all the time drunk too shortly, so I am giving up ingesting altogether without end on account of what occurred to me.

Including: ‘As a result of if I do not impact some kind of actually, actually constructive change out of this, then it is a big waste of everybody’s time… So I am utilizing it to impact constructive change.

‘It is one thing I have been excited about anyway. I need to do one thing completely different, I need to look again in 10, 20 years and suppose “this was the second I modified my life”.’

Getting better: Richard's father told MailOnline he will be staying with relatives in London while he recovers, as he currently lives in Los Angeles with wife Rebecca and two children

Getting better: Richard's father told MailOnline he will be staying with relatives in London while he recovers, as he currently lives in Los Angeles with wife Rebecca and two children

Getting higher: Richard’s father informed MailOnline he shall be staying with family members in London whereas he recovers, as he at the moment lives in Los Angeles with spouse Rebecca and two youngsters

Happy: Richard took to Instagram to post a snap of his son Arthur, six, and Ivy, four, welcoming him home, after he spent ten days in a medically-induced coma

Happy: Richard took to Instagram to post a snap of his son Arthur, six, and Ivy, four, welcoming him home, after he spent ten days in a medically-induced coma

Blissful: Richard took to Instagram to put up a snap of his son Arthur, six, and Ivy, 4, welcoming him residence, after he spent ten days in a medically-induced coma

Late final month, Richard additionally took to Instagram to share a snap of him reunited together with his son Arthur, six, and daughter Ivy, 4, as he stood alongside a Welcome Residence banner outdoors is London residence.

The previous Blue Peter star was additionally seen leaving the hospital Lewisham utilizing the assistance of a strolling body alongside spouse of ten years Rebecca, after he posted one other snap thanking the medical employees for saving his life.

He wrote within the caption: ‘Gone throughout the hour. I do not know whether or not I see this because the mattress I practically died in or the mattress that saved my life.

‘Both approach. I will not miss it. However I’ll miss the 50 employees of Lewisham Hospital who positively saved my life. Each. Single. One. Of. Them.’

Gratitude: The former Blue Peter star was also seen leaving the hospital Lewisham using the help of a walking frame alongside wife of ten years Rebecca, after he posted another snap thanking the medical staff for saving his life

Gratitude: The former Blue Peter star was also seen leaving the hospital Lewisham using the help of a walking frame alongside wife of ten years Rebecca, after he posted another snap thanking the medical staff for saving his life

Gratitude: The previous Blue Peter star was additionally seen leaving the hospital Lewisham utilizing the assistance of a strolling body alongside spouse of ten years Rebecca, after he posted one other snap thanking the medical employees for saving his life

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