BT Sport commentator Darren Fletcher rushed to hospital after 'struggling to breathe' | The Sun

BT SPORT commentator Darren Fletcher has been rushed to hospital after suffering anaphylactic shock.

Fletcher was rushed to Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

The lead BT Sport commentator had been struggling to breathe.

Fletcher, 50, has praised the work of the hospital staff and hopes to return home later on Wednesday.

He said on Twitter: "Thanks to everyone at the QMC in Nottingham.

"Didn’t expect to be here last night! Nothing serious and I’m on the mend.


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"Had anaphylactic shock in the early hours which was quite scary – it was a reaction to something.

"Struggled to breathe and stuff but the staff at the QMC have been brilliant.

"The adrenaline was interesting! Hoping to be home later.

"Thanks for the messages – they’ve perked me up no end and lots have made me laugh. It’s very much appreciated x"

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Fans have wished Fletcher a speedy recovery and hope he's back on commentary as soon as possible.

One replied on Twitter: "You are an amazing commentator.

"I always love watching the @btsportfootball coverage when you are on the TV @DFletcherSport."

Another said: "Get better quickly, Darren."

Fletcher began broadcasting in 1993 and has also worked for the BBC.

He regularly appeared on 606 alongside Robbie Savage, and joined BBC Sport to be part of their commentary team on Match of the Day in 2010.

Fletcher also worked as part of the BBC's 2012 London Olympics, where he covered boxing alongside Steve Bunce.

Fletcher also had a spell as director of Notts County between 2017-18.

He worked closely with club owner Alan Hardy before stepping down in August 2018.

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