My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding star Paddy Doherty is rushed back into hospital and given oxygen less than three weeks after he was released following Covid battle
- Paddy Doherty today rushed back to hospital three weeks after being released
- He shared a video in which he was seen coughing and struggling to breathe
- Doherty, 62, suffered exhaustion last month before he was admitted with Covid
My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding star Paddy Doherty has been rushed back to hospital less than three weeks after he returned home following a battle with coronavirus.
The 62-year-old shared a video on Facebook today in which he told his friends and family he was back in hospital due to damage caused by the virus.
Mr Doherty is seen struggling to breathe and coughing in the clip, as he says: ‘I’ll be out in the morning. Just be careful everyone. I’m worse than a cat. A cat’s got seven lives, I’ve got 100 lives.’
He continues to take oxygen from a machine throughout the footage, pausing to catch his breath before speaking to the camera.
‘Catch you all later. Be lucky,’ he concludes.
My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding star Paddy Doherty has been rushed back to hospital less than three weeks after he returned home following a battle with coronavirus. Pictured: Mr Doherty today
The Celebrity Big Brother winner was rushed to hospital last month when an illness worsened, prompting his wife Roseanne Doherty to call 999.
He was later diagnosed with pneumonia and coronavirus and admitted to hospital.
Mr Doherty, who previously lived in Flintshire, had suffered extreme exhaustion which left him stuck in bed for two days after he first fell ill.
As his condition worsened, his worried wife Roseanne alerted emergency services before he was taken to hospital in Chester. He was placed on oxygen by doctors to help him fight the illnesses.
As he fought the conditions, Mr Doherty urged his fans not to underestimate the impact of coronavirus.
The reality TV star said although he was reluctant to go to hospital, paramedics told him he may not have woken up the following morning had he stayed at home.
My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding star Paddy Doherty has been rushed back to hospital less than three weeks after he returned home following a battle with coronavirus. Pictured: Mr Doherty
Pictured: Doherty shared a video from his home on the English Welsh border thanking his fans for their well wishes and praising doctors and nurses as ‘true angels’ who he says saved his life
In a video shared from his hospital bed, he warned fans the virus was ‘not a joke’ as he thanked them for their well wishes and added: ‘Be lucky, be safe and God bless you all. Look after yourself.’
He returned home a week later on January 19, speaking in a video from his home on the English-Welsh border to praise the doctors and nurses who helped care for him as ‘warriors of God’.
Mr Doherty said: ‘Thank my god. They let me home about half an hour ago. I’m at home now. I’ve got a load of steroids I’ve got to take, just a bag of steroids.
‘Just got to keep indoors now for 10 days and I’m a new man. So I want to thank you all for praying and just being concerned about me.
‘But the most important people I’ve ever seen in my life is them nurses and doctors. They’re a great team.
‘Can I just say one thing? Listen – you’re on about a front line, not being a c*** or anything, but you’re on about a front line – imagine soldiers, they’ve got to go up front first before the back crew gets killed, they got to go up.
‘And that’s what it’s like, they’re going up. They know exactly what’s happening, and they’re wearing this [PPE], and they can catch it faster and they’re putting their lives…
‘I’ve never seen nothing like them. They are the true warriors of God, true angels.
Doherty with his wife Rosanne at their home on the England/Wales border in March 2013
Doherty (right) with his son Simey (left) at the 2011 TV Choice Awards in September 2011
‘They’ve nerves of steel. I was afraid there. It was 50-50, it wasn’t even 50-50 but I lived to tell the story.
‘Them nurses and doctors – thumbs up – there’s no words for them. They’re just a different level. They’re the greatest people on the planet.
‘Without them, life wouldn’t exist.’
As he signed off by saying ‘I’m home, I’m home’, he asked fans to pray for nurses and doctors and added: ‘God be good to them all and their families.’
In March 2019, Doherty had a five-and-a-half-hour operation to treat his prostate cancer after suffering excruciating pains when he urinated and passing blood.
He had his first operation at Manchester Royal Infirmary and said at the time how he had considered taking his own life because of the pain from the cancer.
Doherty is a British former bare-knuckle boxer who rose to national fame when he featured on My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding, a Channel 4 documentary about travellers.
He then won the eighth series of Celebrity Big Brother in 2011 after beating Kerry Katona in the final. Other housemates that series included Jedward and Amy Childs.
Doherty also appeared with another housemate, Sally Bercow, on the Channel 5 documentary When Paddy Met Sally which saw them stay at each other’s homes.
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