Jason Gunn talks about his recovery at home

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Broadcaster Jason Gunn was taken to hospital after suffering a heart attack.

Jigsaws, peppermint tea and painting are part of radio broadcaster Jason Gunn's new life as he recovers from a heart attack.

After weeks off air, Gunn made a brief appearance on radio to tell listeners he's recovering well.

The 48-year-old was at the gym in January when he suffered a minor heart attack.

Broadcaster Jason Gunn says he's recovering well with Netflix and jigsaws.
STACY SQUIRES/FAIRFAX NZ

Broadcaster Jason Gunn says he's recovering well with Netflix and jigsaws.

On Thursday, his More FM co-host Lana Searle visited her colleague at home where he had been recovering since the heart attack.

"When I come in again, no special treatment, let's just keep it as it was," Gunn said, in a recorded discussion with his co-host, before jokingly going on to list everything that had changed in his life.

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He no longer added sugar to his coffee, he was learning to sleep properly and enjoyed peppermint tea for its "cleansing" properties.

"I've also taken up jigsaws and painting," the legendary Kiwi broadcaster said.

Gunn remained jubilant and upbeat during the broadcast audio snippet, although his tone was bestrewn with vulnerability as he admitted he was, "a bit slower".

"I don't really want to slow down, no."

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Maintaining his tongue in cheek humour, Gunn revealed he'd been told to lose about 3kg the day before his heart attack. At the end of his week in hospital, Gunn said he weighed himself to discover he had lost 2.9kg.

"I try and keep things positive.

"It wasn't possibly the method that I needed to do it, but I guess they should have been more specific with their instructions," he joked.

Gunn had been off air since his heart attack on January 31.

No date was given for his return to radio.

 - Stuff

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