Iconic Australian comic Barry Humphries, 89, rushed to hospital after main well being setback: ‘That is actually severe’

  • Barry Humphries rushed to hospital
  • Suffered issues from hip alternative surgical procedure
  • Well being has worsened in latest days 

Iconic Australian comic Barry Humphries, 89, has been rushed to hospital in a ‘actually severe state’ – simply weeks after he had surgical procedure and was discharged.

The entertainer behind Dame Edna Everage lately had hip alternative surgical procedure, however as a result of issues was readmitted to St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney’s east this week. 

Revered leisure journalist Peter Ford informed Channel Seven’s Dawn that the comic had been pressured to return to hospital after his well being deteriorated. 

‘Barry’s well being has worsened within the final week,’ Ford mentioned on Wednesday. 

‘Issues are powerful, and all we are able to do at this cut-off date is give a giant shoutout to Barry Humphries and say Australia loves you and we will all the time be glad about every little thing you may have given us. 

‘I reckon Barry has a combating spirit and he isn’t going to surrender simply.’

Iconic Australian comedian Barry Humphries has been readmitted to hospital due to complications from hip replacement surgery

Iconic Australian comic Barry Humphries has been readmitted to hospital as a result of issues from hip alternative surgical procedure

Ford mentioned there have been ‘severe issues’ about what was subsequent for Humphries however that he had a ‘implausible’ medical workforce behind him. 

He mentioned Humphries was nonetheless discovering ‘moments of humour’ regardless of the well being scare. 

It comes simply weeks after the entertainer revealed he was in ‘agony’ after a fall at his house in February, forcing him to endure hip alternative surgical procedure.

Humphries mentioned the damage to his hip occurred when he tripped on a rug whereas reaching for a ebook. 

On the time, Humphries mentioned he hoped to be again on his toes in time for an additional ‘one man present’ to be held later this yr.

‘I’ve to get again on my toes … I am going again on tour later this yr. 

‘The results of my damaged hip means I now have a titanium hip … you may name me ‘Bionic Bazza’,’ he informed the Sydney Morning Herald in March.

The comic mentioned his medical invoice ‘is bloody monumental, I strongly advise not breaking your hip!’ 

Barry is most famous for his alter ego Dame Edna Everage

 Barry is most well-known for his alter ego Dame Edna Everage

Humphries had been working with a physiotherapist at a rehabilitation facility in Sydney’s jap suburbs earlier than this newest setback. 

All through his profession, Barry has met and charmed many of the Royal Household, from the late Queen Mom to King Charles III.

The Melbourne native has performed Dame Edna since 1955. 

He was simply 21, a college dropout and aspiring artist when he created the persona for which he would later grow to be world-famous. 

Humphries has been married 4 occasions and has 4 kids, together with actress Tessa and journalist Oscar. 

He lives in London together with his spouse Lizzie Spender however has been spending time in Australia since December, catching up with previous associates like painter John Olsen. 

Olsen, one of many nation’s most celebrated artists, died final week at 95, surrounded by household.

The information comes as John Farnham, legendary Australian singer, additionally stays in hospital receiving remedy for mouth most cancers. 

The crooner had been recovering from main surgical procedure in a rehabilitation centre, earlier than he was hospitalised with a lung an infection final month. 

‘He’s at the moment being handled for a respiratory an infection in hospital, however he’s snug and receiving the perfect care,’ his household mentioned in a press release. 

Last year, Humphries toured the UK with his show Barry Humphries: The Man Behind the Mask

 Final yr, Humphries toured the UK together with his present Barry Humphries: The Man Behind the Masks