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Bruce Forsyth suffers concussion

Bruce Forsyth has been forced to pull out of a TV show after he was injured in a fall at his home in Surrey.

(Cover) - EN TV - Bruce Forsyth was rushed to hospital on Thursday (08Oct15) after suffering a concussion when he fell at home.

The TV legend's accident took place at his property in Surrey and he was taken to a medical facility by his agent Ian Wilson. As well hitting his head which gave him a concussion he suffered some cuts and has been forced to pull out of Bruce’s Hall Of Fame, a TV show he was slated to host on Sunday (11Oct15).

"I was really looking forward to this show and working with such a talented cast, and I am really sad not to be part of it," he said in a statement to Britain's Mirror newspaper.

“It is now in the most capable hands of Alexander Armstrong (Pointless star) and I would like to wish him, the guests and the whole production team good luck on Sunday."

The former Strictly Come Dancing star's agent also spoke about the incident, assuring the 87-year-old's fans that he is expected to make a full recovery. "Bruce is shaken and stirred," he said. “He is a lucky man, really, because he fell and he is alright. He has got ¬concussion so you have to be very careful. All the tests which were ¬substantial came up fine, but at the same time, at any age when you fall and bash your head it is not good.”

Bruce has been ordered to rest completely for the next week, which is why he was forced to pull out of Sunday's programme. Bosses at the BBC, which the show is for, have sent him their well wishes and it is thought that he will be back on screens later in 2015 thanks to a planned Strictly Come Dancing Christmas special.

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