Brucey sparked health fears after he pulled out of an appearance at his wife's candle launch
Sir Bruce Forsyth is ‘doing much better’, his wife has revealed after the star sparked health concerns over the weekend when he was forced to pull out of a public appearance.
The 88-year-old TV legend was due to attend the launch of wife Lady Wilnelia Forsyth-Johnson‘s new range of candles on Wednesday morning, but pulled out on Saturday due to ‘mobility issues’.
Former Strictly Come Dancing host Sir Bruce is currently recovering from heart surgery to treat two aneurysms he underwent last November after they were discovered following a fall at home.
Speaking at the event at London store Fortnum and Mason on Wednesday, Lady Wilnelia revealed: ‘He’s doing much better. But he’s still convalescing. It was a big, big operation.
‘It’s taking much longer than we expected, but we’re positive that he can recuperate 100%.’
Asked about her husband’s response to her new business venture, she told the Press Association: ‘He’s absolutely thrilled. He cannot wait for me to go home and tell him ‘They like it’.
‘This morning he gave me a beautiful card to wish me good luck. It said ‘Good luck, have a wonderful time, I’m so proud of you’ – all those lovely things.’
Aww, classy move, Brucey!
Meanwhile, Sir Bruce’s manager, Ian Wilson, said the star’s recovery from the keyhole surgery was taking ‘longer than hoped’.
He said: ‘If he were well enough to go or medically advised, he would be there, but we’re not at that point.
‘He’s not going to do something that would endanger recuperation.’
Lady Wilnelia – a former Miss World who has been married to Brucey for more than 30 years – has previously spoken of her fears following of ‘losing’ her husband following his surgery.
She told the Daily Mail: ‘I’m not ready to lose him yet. This has scared me to death, particularly waiting in that hospital when he was having his operation.
‘That felt like an eternity. Because of Bruce’s age there are so many risks involved.’
She added: ‘You think, ‘My God, will he come out all right?’. But you have to trust the doctors. The alternative – not having surgery – was worse. It’s like you’re in a corner. You’re damned if you do and damned if you don’t, because this is such a fatal thing.’
We’re glad to hear that Brucey is doing better, and hope he’s back to his usual wise-cracking, tap-dancing ways soon.