Andrew Marr recovering in hospital

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 16 January 2013
Andrew Marr

Andrew Marr

Andrew Marr is on the mend after suffering a stroke last week (08.01.12) and has been asking friends to bring him CDs of his favourite Radio 4 shows on his sickbed

Andrew Marr is recovering from his stroke.

The 53-year-old BBC journalist was taken ill last Tuesday (08.01.12), but is now on the mend and has been listening to his favourite Radio 4 shows from his hospital bed and having physiotherapy to aid his recovery.

His friend told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "He has even asked people to get him some CDs of Radio 4 output, and one of his requests was for the Desert Island Discs with philosopher Isaiah Berlin.

"We very much hope to be welcoming Andy back to the airwaves."

In the presenter's absence from BBC One's 'The Andrew Marr Show' and his Radio 4 programme 'Start The Week', a number of high profile broadcasters have stood in to host in his place.

Jeremy Vine will present 'The Andrew Marr Show' on January 20, with newsreader Sophie Raworth hosting the show on January 27.

A spokesperson confirmed Andrew is making a quick recovery, saying: "Andrew is working on his physiotherapy with his customary determination.

"His family would like to thank everyone for the fantastic support they have received in the shape of cards and tweets."

Messages of support have been flooding in on Twitter for the former BBC political editor, with Jeremy himself writing: "Thinking of my friend Andrew Marr and hoping he gets better soon."

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