BBC radio broadcast halted as presenter suffers heart problem live on air

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    A BBC radio broadcast came to a sudden halt after the presenter suffered heart problems live on air.

    David Fitzgerald presented on BBC Radio Devon for 30 minutes before suffering "heart issues" on Thursday (April 13).

    His colleague Michael Chequer announced: "It is Thursday morning, Michael Chequer in for David Fitzgerald who is feeling a little under the weather.

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    "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."

    Later, David shared a health update with his fans via Facebook and reassured he was doing better after being taken to Derriford Hospital.

    He wrote: "Just a little heart issue this morning, on the radio… thank you Derriford.”

    The radio host also shared a snap of himself from his hospital bed, looking surprisingly cheery while hooked up to several machines.

    David's fans raced to the comments to share their well wishes and hopes of a speedy recovery.

    "Take care Fitz. All the very best to you for a speedy recovery," shared one person.

    "Get better soon fitz," added a second as another commented: "So sorry to hear that take care of yourself get well soon."

    A BBC spokesperson said: “Fitz is recovering well at home and is hoping to be back on air soon.”

    David has enjoyed an incredibly successful career that spans decades, starting out in broadcasting on commercial radio in the early 1980s.

    After moving to television, the presenter worked as a US presenter for Sky News, covering events from the arrest of OJ Simpson to the Oklahoma bombings.

    He also covered the death of Princess Diana and was at the front of nearly ever major disaster across a nine-year period.

    The star has presented several shows for the BBC and won The Olympic Committee's award for television production for The Red Arrows Documentary.

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