Radio 2 DJ issues health update and reveals he will be off show for weeks | The Sun

DJ Tony Blackburn has revealed he will be off air for weeks after falling ill with a chest infection.

The BBC Radio 2 host, 80, was forced off air last week and was replaced by pal Johnnie Walker, 78, on Sounds Of The Sixties.

Tony, who won I'm A Celebrity in 2002, updates his followers today and revealed he needs more treatment than he initial thought and has been forced to reschedule his tour.

He explained:  “I wanted to give a little update on my health and let you know that I won't be on the radio or in theatres for a little while yet.

“The infection I have is requiring more treatment than initially thought and it means I am having to reschedule the Sounds of the 60s Tour for the moment in order to recover fully.

“All tickets booked will be automatically transferred to the new dates and you will be notified of this change by your ticket provider. I am sorry for the disruption and I really am looking forward to getting back on the road with the band.”

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The star continued:  “I hope to be back on the radio as soon as possible but it might be a few weeks before I am able to get back in the studio. As you know, I am passionate about my radio shows and I will be back as quickly as I safely can. I want to thank all of the listeners who have sent their well-wishes and messages of support. I do read them all and it really means a lot.

Tony added: “Finally, to all the nurses, Dr's and support staff at Barnet General hospital who I spent a few days with over the last week, thank you for looking after me. You are brilliant!”

His followers rushed to send him support and well wishes for a speedy recovery.

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