Craig Charles was hospitalized after he fell ill on live TV.
On Wednesday (March 22), the DJ was just presenting his music show on BBC 6 when he reportedly developed a number of alarming symptoms.
Charles told live today (March 24) how he suffered from “tingling” in his fingers, as well as from “pain” in his right shoulder, which pierced his neck and head. Despite the concern from the production staff, Charles continued the show and was hospitalized only after his slot on 6 Music ended.
“My hands couldn’t grasp the handle and my fingers were tingling,” he told listeners (according to Mirror Online). “I had pain in my right shoulder, which went up my neck and reverberated to the back of my head.”
The former “Red Dwarf” star added that his producer asked if he was okay, to which he replied: “Not really, but we’ll survive the show.”
It is reported that then BBC colleagues urged Charles to go to hospital, but only when his wife Jackie intervened, he was rushed to the emergency department at Wythenshawe Hospital in Manchester.
The DJ explained what happened when he arrived at the hospital during his performance this morning. He told the audience how he was immediately given an ECG to rule out any heart problems, although he added that he spent a day in the hospital undergoing a series of tests.
Charles said that everything was clear on the CT scan, and the doctors told him that “there’s nothing wrong with the brain, and the blood is flowing pretty well from my neck to my head, so I’m fine.” He also underwent an MRI at the hospital.
Charles added that doctors still don’t know what’s wrong with him, but assured listeners on his Friday show that he “isn’t dying yet.” He joked, “So, almost 24 hours in the hospital, and they still don’t know what’s wrong with me, but at least I’m not dying yet.”