BBC Host Suffers Heart Problem LIVE On Air
BBC Radio Devon’s morning broadcast was interrupted yesterday after its usual presenter had a “heart issue.”
David Fitzgerald usually presents the morning programme and was on air for only for half an hour before Michael Chequer stood in.
Michael told listeners: “It is Thursday morning, Michael Chequer in for David Fitzgerald who is feeling a little under the weather. He has left the studio to get himself checked out. He is absolutely fine, we will keep you updated and let you know. He will be back with you ASAP”.
A BBC spokesperson told the Mirror: “Fitz is recovering well at home and is hoping to be back on air soon.”
After being forced to leave the BBC Radio studio to undergo a medical examination, David took to Facebook last night to reassure fans he was doing okay and wrote: “Just a little heart issue this morning, on the radio… thank you Derriford.”
He also shared a photo of himself from a hospital bed, plugged into various feeds, but looking happy.
Hundreds of fans took to social media to share their well wishes.
One wrote: “Take care Fitz. All the very best to you for a speedy recovery”, while another said: “Get well soon Fitz, wishing you a speedy recovery xx”
Devon Live reports that David has worked for Sky News and covered every major world event from the arrest of O.J.Simpson to Waiko and the Oklahoma bombings.