Holmes stable following hospitalisation

Last updated 14:07 04/11/2012
Paul Holmes
RECOVERING: Veteran broadcaster Paul Holmes was hospitalised at the end of last week.

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Veteran broadcaster Paul Holmes remains in hospital and is in a stable condition after contracting an infection following open-heart surgery earlier this year.

A spokeswoman from Hawke’s Bay Hospital said she had no idea when he could be released, though a source close to the 62-year-old said he would be discharged in the next few days.

Holmes had open-heart surgery in May after being diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy - a genetic heart condition which thickens the muscles and restricts blood flow.

He was placed in an induced coma after the surgery. Following his initial release after the operation, Holmes returned to hospital after suffering from breathlessness.

The source said Holmes was very fragile after such major surgery, but infections were not uncommon.

"He sounded fit and well this morning." the source said.

TVNZ spokeswoman Megan Richards said she couldn't comment on Holmes' health, but he would not be presenting its Q&A programme this week.

He would be replaced by Greg Boyed, but she could not say how long for.

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