BBC's Andrew Marr recovering from stroke

Last updated 09:09 10/01/2013
Andrew Marr
BBC
IN HOSPITAL: Andrew Marr was rushed to hospital after suffering a stroke, the BBC says.

Relevant offers

Europe

Money laundering bankrupt beat planning rules by disguising mansion as shed IS attacker: Germans 'won't be able to sleep peacefully' Britain does not want return to Northern Ireland border controls - Theresa May Prince Harry regrets not talking sooner about Princess Diana's death Afghan teen arrested after meeting with Munich gunman before attack - prosecutor Scottish leader preparing for independence to keep post-Brexit options open Tight Brexit timeline is 'Mission Impossible' Nice attacker Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel: the undercover jihadist? Germany explosion triggered by 27-year-old asylum seeker Explosion in German city of Ansbach killed attacker - police

British broadcaster Andrew Marr, who works for the BBC, has suffered a stroke.

The journalist and television presenter was taken ill on Tuesday (Wednesday NZT), the BBC said in a statement.

"The hospital confirmed he has had a stroke. His doctors say he is responding to treatment," it said.

His programmes, The Andrew Marr Show and Radio 4's Start The Week, will continue to be broadcast with guest presenters in his absence.

The statement added: "His family have asked for their privacy to be respected as he recovers.

"His colleagues and the whole BBC wish him a speedy recovery."

Marr is an acclaimed journalist, broadcaster and author.

He began his journalism career at The Scotsman newspaper in 1981 and become its political correspondent.

Marr was part of the team which launched The Independent in 1986 and worked eventually as its editor.

He has also worked for The Economist, The Express and The Observer. He joined the BBC in 2000 as the political editor.

Marr has also presented a number of history programmes and has had five books published.

Ad Feedback

- Stuff

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content