Dame Edna star Barry Humphries breaks silence after being rushed to hospital

Dame Edna star Barry Humphries breaks silence after being rushed to hospital

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    Barry Humphries has thanked fans for their support after being rushed to hospital.

    The 89-year-old comedian, known for bringing the role of Dame Edna Savage to life, was admitted to hospital following complications from a recent hip operation.

    According to recent reports, the star was in a "serious" condition and was surrounded by loved ones.

    READ MORE: Dame Edna star Barry Humphries, 89, rushed to hospital as family gather round

    However, the family have now issued a statement which read: "Barry would like to thank everybody for the support and best wishes he has received but he would like more and more."

    Entertainment reporter Peter Ford recently gave an update on Barry's condition after the Australian star's health deteriorated.

    On Wednesday, the reporter admitted that "things are tough" as he asked Australians to send the TV legend their love.

    He also told viewers on Australia's Channel Seven's Sunrise programme that Barry won't give up.

    He previously said: "Barry won’t give up easily. Barry has something marked on his calendar and that is to say he'll be back on stage before the end of the year.

    "He's been travelling around the UK last year doing a one man show, largely sitting in a chair and talking about the great characters he's created through the years.

    The reporter also added "it's not over until it's over" but also mentioned that "Barry's health has worsened in the last week".

    In addition to this, Sky News Australia host Rowan Dean, also gave an update on the comedian's health status.

    He said Barry has continued to keep his spirits up while stating that he "never stops laughing and cracking jokes, even if he’s as ill as he currently is, he’ll still be cracking jokes, he’ll still be laughing and he’s always got a wicked sense of humour".

    The host added: "I’m sure some of the nurses in the hospital are still amused by the twinkle in Barry Humphries’ eyes and that irrepressible grin and that irrepressible laugh."

    The news of Barry's recent hospital dash comes after he revealed he was in "agony" following a fall at his home in February which left him in need of a hip replacement.

    Barry confirmed that the accident took place after he accidentally tripped on a rug while reaching for a book.


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