Bob Mortimer says he’s “not very well right now” after going to the hospital

Bob Mortimer said he is “not very well at the moment” after going to hospital over the weekend.

The comedian, who underwent major heart surgery in 2015, told fans he ended up in the hospital after filming Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing.

Nevertheless, he was able to attend a recording by Richard Herring Leicester Square Theater Podcastwhich will be recorded live at the London venue on Monday (26 September).

“I’m not very well,” he told Herring, explaining, “I’m not very healthy at the moment.”

Mortimer, 63, explained: “I did a show last week, a fishing show, and there was only two and a half days of filming and I did it Tuesday, Wednesday and half Thursday and I was in hospital on Saturday.

“Sorry, I shouldn’t have said that, right? That is a real downer.”

He also discovered that after being free of rheumatoid arthritis for 29 years, “she came back 10 days ago.”

The comedian said: “It’s really sad for me to know if it’s going to go. Yes, I may be fat, but I’m actually on steroids.”

Mortimer had triple heart bypass surgery seven years ago after being diagnosed with coronary artery disease.

Bob Mortimer has given a health update following his hospitalization over the weekend

(Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)

At the time, he believed he had a chest infection, but was shocked to discover “out of the blue” that 95 percent of his arteries were clogged.

After the surgery, he changed his lifestyle and described the experience as “mortality.” Bob Mortimer says he’s “not very well right now” after going to the hospital


JOE HERNANDEZ is a USTimeToday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. JOE HERNANDEZ joined USTimeToday in 2022 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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