MEDICAL PLIGHT Good Morning Britain star rushed to hospital for emergency surgery

GOOD Morning Britain’s chief correspondent Richard Gaisford has revealed he was rushed to hospital and underwent emergency surgery.  

The journalist, 51, thanked the NHS as he shared a picture of himself from his hospital bed yesterday afternoon.

Richard Gaisford revealed he was in hospital
Richard Gaisford revealed he was in hospitalCredit: X
Richard has been the chief correspondent since 2014
Richard has been the chief correspondent since 2014Credit: ITV

He wrote: “Not quite the Sunday I’d planned.

"Many thanks to the incredible team @PHU_NHS for amazing care and a spot of emergency surgery.

“NHS at its very best.

"I realise there are untold pressures at the moment, but the service I received was first class and hugely appreciated.”Richard’s followers rushed to wish him well and a speedy recovery, in the hope he will be back on TV soon.

Laura Tobin, who also works on GMB, commented: "Take care x"

While a fan wrote: "Oh Gosh Richard!! I really hope you are ok and on the mend soon!"

And someone else added: "Best wishes, Richard. Hope it’s a speedy recovery."He has a legion of fans after working in broadcasting for over 20 years, having started in 2000.

He joined GMB in 2014, having previously worked for GMTV and Daybreak.

Richard is well known for being chosen to travel with Prince William and Kate Middleton to Canada on their first Royal Tour back in 2011.

In 2022, Richard was forced to leave Kyiv following a distressing live report, which featured bomb sirens going off around him

Viewers were very concerned for him as he was forced to take cover mid broadcast.

The year before he admitted having "brain freeze" during a report after stumbling over his words.

The correspondent said he had "lost his thread" after working through the night to cover President Joe Biden's inauguration.

He began reporting on the changes the new President was expected to make before trailing off saying: "And he's going to also stop people from, erm… I apologise, I've completely lost my thread.

"I'm so sorry."

He had the sympathy of his colleagues back in the studio in the UK as Piers Morgan told him to "go back to bed" and Susanna Reid said: "It's a momentous occasion; President Trump's gone, Joe Biden is in - and Richard Gaisford needs to go and have a lie down!"

Richard later posted on Twitter: "Thanks for all the kind messages - it’s not until you screw up you realise how kind people can be. Total brain freeze

"@GMB. Will thaw it out by tomorrow. Promise. X"

Fans rushed to wish Richard well
Fans rushed to wish Richard well

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