BBC Presenter Suffers Heart Attack Live On Air


A BBC broadcast was cut short after the host suffered a heart attack live on air.


On Thursday, April 13, BBC Radio Devon presenter David Fitzgerald suffered a heart attack while presenting his morning show, forcing colleague Michael Chequer to take his place.

Michael informed listeners: “It is Thursday morning, Michael Chequer in for David Fitzgerald who is feeling a little 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 later took to Facebook to update listeners on his well-being.

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 his career in radio in 1980, progressing through ILR and into television by 1986.


By 1994, he was working as a US presenter for Sky News, covering events ranging from OJ Simpson’s arrest to the Waiko and Oklahoma City bombings.


He also covered Princess Diana’s death, the Bosnian War, General Elections, and Royal Weddings.


David has hosted BBC shows in recent years.

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