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O'Grady 'fine' and leaving hospital

TV star Paul O'Grady will be leaving hospital tomorrow after tests showed that "all is fine", his management has said.

The 58-year-old comedian, who has suffered from two heart attacks in the past, was admitted to hospital yesterday after feeling unwell.

Singer Michael Ball and presenter Stephen Mulhern were brought in to front O'Grady's ITV teatime chat show while he was away.

But the star, in a statement in which he also thanked fans and hospital staff "for their kindness", said he is now "feeling much better" following the suspected angina attack.

His management said that O'Grady had not undergone surgery and ro utine tests showed that he is well.

O'Grady, who also presents a Radio 2 show, is expected to return to work after resting for a few days at home.

In a statement, BM Creative Management said: "Paul O'Grady was admitted to hospital on Monday afternoon after feeling unwell .

"He has undergone routine tests which have shown all is fine. He will be going home tomorrow to rest for a few days before returning to work."

O'Grady said: "I am feeling much better - I would like to thank all the nursing staff for their kindness and everyone who has texted or phoned in wishing me well."

The star, who has been filming a new series of For The Love Of Dogs and spends much of his time with his animals on his farm in Kent, has returned with his ITV chat show after a four-year break.

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