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BBC Scotland’s political editor, Glenn Campbell, has been diagnosed with a brain tumour – and BBC Breakfast hosts Naga Munchetty and Jon Kay have now spoken out in support of their colleague as he undergoes surgery.
“All the very best, Glenn,” Jon wrote on Twitter, adding a string of muscular arm emojis to encourage him to keep up his strength.
Meanwhile, Naga chimed in: “Sending you good wishes,” in a boost of support ahead of his operation today.
The devastating details of his health plight emerged just weeks after Glenn found himself hospitalised following a bike crash.
The terrified star was left with 10 broken ribs and a face covered in blood and bruises, which caused him agony.
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As doctors gave him a full medical check-up, they discovered his tumour at the same time.
In an update yesterday, Glenn told his followers: “I hoped this note would say that I am coming back to work having fully recovered from breaking 10 ribs in a bike crash.
“My bones have mended really well and I feel great but unfortunately that is not the full story.”
He went on to explain that he had been diagnosed with a tumour, which he is due to have surgery on today.
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“That’s the only way to find out exactly what type and grade the tumour is and to decide on further treatment,” he explained.
Glenn added: “I don’t think the tumour caused my accident or vice versa but it is possible that falling off my bike has helped reveal the tumour earlier than might otherwise have been the case.”
He revealed that he is “as optimistic as it is possible to be” and disclosed that he had already begun to look into supporting brain cancer charities with fundraising efforts.
Glenn ended his post on a positive note as he vowed that he intends to return to the BBC and start “contributing to our news output” as soon as health circumstances allow.
Besides Naga and Jon offering supportive comments, BBC News chief Gary Smith also joined in, explaining: “Our heartfelt best wishes go to Glenn and his family as he undergoes treatment.”
“Everyone at BBC Scotland is thinking of Glenn and is looking forward to seeing him recover and return to reporting duties.”
He added: “Glenn’s not only a highly talented Political Editor, he’s also a very popular colleague in the newsroom.”
The political broadcaster has been dedicated to his work with the channel for the past 22 years, after joining in 2001 as a radio presenter and subsequently branching out into TV – and he has ardent supporters there rooting for him during his health battle.
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