Patti Newton sparks concern as she reveals her husband Bert is in hospital after suffering multiple heath scares in recent years
Australian TV legend Bert Newton has sparked health fears after he was pictured in hospital on Thursday.
The 82-year-old’s wife Patti shared a photo to Instagram of the veteran entertainer, wearing a mask while lying in his hospital bed.
‘Bert’s been in hospital [but] all good. He’s got a Lot of Living to Do,’ she captioned the picture.
Health scare: Patti Newton (left) sparked concern when she revealed her husband Bert (right) is in hospital on Thursday after suffering multiple heath scares in recent years
Bert’s health first became a concern in 2012 when he underwent a quadruple bypass.
In the years following the heart surgery, he was hospitalised three times with pneumonia and was also diagnosed with anemia.
Anemia can make a person feel tired or weak because there are not enough healthy red blood cells to carry adequate oxygen to the body’s tissues.
Hospital: Patti shared a photo to Instagram of Bert, wearing a mask while lying in his hospital bed
The four-time Gold Logie winner told reporters outside hospital in 2017 that he was feeling better after being treated for pneumonia.
‘I’m feeling better now. It took a while. I didn’t realise until I copped it the first time, that pneumonia is such a serious thing, but I’m feeling better now,’ he said at the time.
In September, Patti revealed the Australian TV legend has made some changes to his lifestyle.
Health: Bert’s health first became a concern in 2012 when he underwent a quadruple bypass and in recent years, he was hospitalised three times with pneumonia and was also diagnosed with anemia
Speaking to New Idea, the 75-year-old said Bert has ‘changed’ his diet and monitors what he eats.
It came after a source claimed Bert’s battle with pneumonia ‘shook him to the core’.
‘When he had a health scare with pneumonia in 2017, it shook him to the core,’ an insider told the publication in April.
‘He realised he was actually vulnerable and that terrified him. He knew he had a close call and had to take far better care of himself.’
Changes: In September, Patti revealed Bert (pictured) has ‘changed’ his diet and monitors what he eats after his recent battle with pneumonia