BBC presenter suffers heart attack live on air
The presenter of a BBC broadcast suffered a heart attack live on air.
BBC Radio Devon presenter David Fitzgerald experienced a heart issue while presenting his morning program on Thursday, April 13, forcing colleague Michael Chequer to take his place.
Michael told listeners that it was Thursday morning and Michael Chequer would be taking over for David Fitzgerald, who was feeling under the weather.
“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.”
David updated listeners about his health on Facebook.
He said: “Just a little heart issue this morning, on the radio… thank you Derriford.”
The presenter also shared a photo of himself on a hospital bed and surrounded by various wires.
David began working in radio back in 1980, where he gradually moved through ILR and into television by 1986.
By 1994 he was working as a US presenter for Sky News, covering events including the arrest of OJ Simpson, to the Waiko and the Oklahoma bombings.
He also reported on the death of Princess Diana, the Bosnian War, General Elections, and Royal Weddings.
Over the recent years, David has presented BBC shows.