Sir Bruce Forsyth’s daughter Julia says legendary entertainer is on the mend after spending five days in intensive care

Sir Bruce Forsyth’s daughter has revealed that the TV legend is ‘doing great’ after spending five days in intensive care with a chest infection earlier this month.

The 89-year-old former Strictly host has returned to his Surrey home after his hospital stay and is being nursed by his wife of 33 years Wilnelia, 59.

Bruce’s daughter Julie Forsyth told The Sunday People that the family is ‘rallying’ around the ailing presenter.


‘I have been to see him and he’s doing great,’ she told the publication.

‘He is getting over a chest infection so it’s a bit difficult, but he’s doing good.’

Julie said all the relatives had been by his side over the past few weeks.

‘We were all up there, all the girls rallied round, and his son.’

Fans feared for the entertainer when he was rushed to hospital with a severe chest infection.

A friend of the national treasure said: ‘He was rushed to St Peter’s and put straight into ICU because of his age, and the nature of his illness. He was in a lot of pain, but has been very stoical throughout.

‘Of course, because he is nearly 90, doctors had to take extra precautions and Bruce had to stay in intensive care for a minimum of five nights. Wilnelia was by his bedside virtually the entire time, and has been amazing.

‘Now Bruce just wants to get home, and slowly build his strength back up again. He remains in great spirits.’

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