Sandi Toksvig: QI presenter gives health update after cancelling tour | Ents & Arts News

Comedian Sandi Toksvig has updated fans on her health after she was hospitalised with bronchial pneumonia in Australia.

Toksvig thanked her fans for “such kind words” while she had been unwell, going on to say that she has been discharged from hospital.

“I am now out of hospital and continuing my convalescence in Australia until I’m fit to fly home,” she said in a statement posted on Twitter.

“My undying (literally) thanks to the amazing Australian health service.”

Many of the star’s friends and fans expressed relief that the former Great British Bake Off (GBBO) presenter was on the mend.

The 64-year-old QI host embarked on her comedic debut across Australia in mid-November and was meant to be heading to New Zealand at the beginning of December, before becoming unwell and having to cancel the entire leg of the tour.

Pneumonia is typically caused by a bacterial infection or virus, causing inflammation of the tissue in one or both lungs. Bronchial pneumonia targets the bronchi, the two large tubes that carry air from the windpipe to the lungs. Both can cause the individual to develop a dry cough or bring up phlegm.

Toksvig’s self-titled show Sandi Toksvig Live! was described as a “soothing balm” following the COVID pandemic, with a parlour games “for those who wish to take part”.

In 2020, the star announced she was leaving GBBO to focus on other projects, with comedian Matt Lucas joining veteran host Noel Fielding on the popular Channel 4 baking show.

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