Sir Bruce Forsyth is making a ‘slow but steady’ recovery after having life-saving surgery following a fall at his home.
The former ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ host, who turns 88 today (Mon 22 Feb), had keyhole surgery following the accident in October, which caused swelling of the main blood vessel leading to the heart.
It has meant that Brucie has missed out on his annual Winter break to Puerto Rico as he has been ordered to take it easy by doctors, following the 'completely successful' op in November.
On the mend: Sir Bruce Forsyth
His 58-year-old wife Wilnelia, has previously spoken of her fears for her husband, because of his age.
"I'm not ready to lose him yet,” she told the Daily Mail. “This has scared me to death, particularly waiting in that hospital when he was having his operation.
“That felt like an eternity. Because of Bruce's age there are so many risks involved.
"You think, 'My God, will he come out all right?'. But you have to trust the doctors.
“The alternative - not having surgery - was worse. It's like you're in a corner. You're damned if you do and damned if you don't, because this is such a fatal thing."
Sir Bruce with his wife, Wilnelia
Wilnelia added that Bruce’s operation had been ‘very, very hard’ for the him, who she described as a ‘proud man’.
Bruce was due to present last year’s ‘Strictly’ Christmas special, but was forced to pull out of the show as he recovered from his operation.
Speaking shortly after the keyhole operation took place, Bruce’s manager reassured fans that Bruce will be back in action soon, stating: “It is anticipated, given the minimally invasive nature of this operation, he will make a speedy recovery.”