The highly regarded BBC Journalist was taken into hospital last Tuesday evening, suspected of suffering from a stroke. The BBC Political Editor Andrew Marr is recovering in hospital and responding well to treatment.
The journalist with over 30 years experience in the field has received messages from important figures around the world, the Labour leader Ed Miliband was one of the first to express well wishes, tweeting “My thoughts are with Andrew and his family. I hope he gets well soon.” The Andrew Marr show recently received acclaim for an in depth interview with the Prime Minister David Cameron.
It is thought by doctors that the most likely cause of a stroke is high blood pressure. Marr is known for being a fitness fanatic, regularly photographed distance running. Doctors have expressed that the patient is responsive and able to communicate with family members which is an encouraging sign when recovering from a stroke.
From his hospital bed, Andrew is now said to have his appetite back as well as requesting some DVD’s of radio 4’s output. All the signs are good for MR Marr and he may be out of hospital sooner than many first thought.
Around 120,000 people are affected by strokes each year in the UK alone.
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