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Topic: Brucie latest news
Posted By: deborah31
Subject: Brucie latest news
Date Posted: 08 Nov 2016 at 11:10
Bruce Forsyth struggling to move after life-saving surgery, wife reveals

7 NOVEMBER 2016 • 10:52AM
Sir Bruce Forsyth's wife, Lady Wilnelia, has spoken about about her fears for her husband's health.

Forsyth, 88, was recently forced to drop out of next week's Children in Need special due to his ailing condition, following two life-threatening aneurysms last year.

At the time, Wilnelia was "petrified" her husband would not survive the surgery. "The operation took away some of his energy because of his age," she told the Mail.

Sir Bruce Forsyth and wife Lady Wilnelia, in 2013
Sir Bruce Forsyth and wife Lady Wilnelia, in 2013 CREDIT: DOMINIC LIPINSKI/PA WIRE
"I don’t think about it too much. I hope I’ll be prepared [for the future] somehow, but it doesn’t feel real. He’s the man I fell in love with because his brain is there," she said.

"He has a bit of a problem moving, but we still laugh and talk. I pray, I believe," said the 59-year-old Puerto Rican former Miss World winner. "The main thing is that he’s doing well. The pain is more emotional; sometimes we cry, but mostly we laugh."

When Wilnelia was asked whether she thought he would ever perform again, she said "I really hope so."

Forsyth performing at the 2013 Glastonbury Festival
Forsyth performing at the 2013 Glastonbury Festival CREDIT: JULIAN SIMMONDS
The pair had been planning to travel to Puerto Rico together for New Year's Eve, but the trip has been postponed."He’s in incredible shape mentally but he gets very tired," Wilnelia said. "He doesn’t want to do anything until he’s 100 per cent well. I respect that.”

The veteran entertainer, who first appeared on TV in 1939, stepped down from presenting Strictly Come Dancing in 2014, after 10 years hosting the programme. Len Goodman, another member of the show's original team, described his "sadness" at the time: "He's somebody that everyone has grown up with – I remember him doing Sunday Night at the London Palladium when I was 13 or 14," said Goodman.

Goodman is now also set to leave BBC One show: in July, the 72-year-old announced he would be leaving the judging panel at the end of the present series, prompting rumours that dancer Anton Du Beke could take his place.

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Posted By: deborah31
Date Posted: 08 Nov 2016 at 11:11
Can't see him back on TV myself, unless someone is pushing him in a bathchair.

Must be bad if he can't make Puerto Rico again. Obviously the travelling is too much.

Loose Lips, Sink Ships !!   or as they say in Jamaice, 'Mouth open, Story fly out!'

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