Sir Bruce Forsyth laughing at home

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 19 March 2017
Sir Bruce Forsyth

Sir Bruce Forsyth

Jimmy Tarbuck recently visited his ailing friend Sir Bruce Forsyth and says he is doing well

Sir Bruce Forsyth is "laughing" at home following his recent chest infection.

The 89-year-old television presenter spent five nights in the ICU at St Peter's hospital in Surrey earlier this month after he was struck down with a severe chest infection, and his close friend Jimmy Tarbuck was pleased to see he's well on the mend after visiting the former 'Strictly Come Dancing' host and his wife Wilnelia recently.

He told the Sunday Mirror newspaper: "It was just good to see him.

"Wilnelia made some sandwiches and a nice pot of tea and we just reminisced and blethered and laughed. He's getting there."

And Jimmy, 77, doesn't think there was anything unusual about his friend's hospitalisation.

He added: "He had a fall and a fall doesn't do you any good at any age, but he's at an age where it took a bit out of him.

"For 50 years, Bruce has been 35 years of age to everyone - when he's actually 89.

"It's the lights and the adrenaline. It all happens when you walk on there."

Bruce's daughter Julie recently reassured fans her father is "doing great".

She said: "I have been to see him and he's doing great. He is getting over a chest infection so it's a bit difficult, but he's doing good."

Bruce - who underwent keyhole surgery in 2015 after suffering two life-threatening aneurysms - is being nursed back to health by his wife Wilnelia.

An insider said: "Wilnelia was by his bedside virtually the entire time, and has been amazing. He remains in great spirits."

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