The previous High Gear is not any stranger to sick well being and had beforehand mentioned: “A physician has simply informed me the ache in my neck is being attributable to a blocked saliva duct and that to remedy it, I have to drink no alcohol of any sort. Spiffing.”
He additionally wrote in his Sunday Occasions column and mentioned: “4 days earlier than Christmas, I woke within the evening to search out my sheets had been soggy. And that I had a continuing dry cough.”
After his take a look at got here again constructive, he mentioned: “The physician was very clear – I would really feel beneath the climate for between 5 and 14 days after which I would both get higher or I would must go to hospital.
“As a result of I’m 60 and fats, and since I’ve smoked half one million cigarettes and had double pneumonia, I would most likely die, by myself, in a lonely plastic tent.”