Holmes in hospital

Staff Writer

Legendary New Zealand broadcaster Sir Paul Holmes, who is battling serious illness, remains in Hawke's Bay Hospital.

A statement released today on behalf of Lady Deborah Holmes and Ken Holmes said that Sir Paul Holmes is receiving treatment at the hospital, and from other supporting organisations.

Lady Deborah Holmes has asked for privacy at this time so the family can support Sir Paul. He is in a stable condition, and surrounded by family.

Sir Paul was made a Knights Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in this year's New Year's Honours list for services to broadcasting and the community. His honour was brought forward last week following a request from his family due to his health.

Sir Paul had suffered prostate cancer earlier in his life, and it returned last year, forcing him to retire from broadcasting. In mid-2012, he also had open heart surgery.

Last year Sir Paul wrote of his illness;

"We still have a lot of fun, a lot of good times, but soon realities have to be faced. We haven't had a chance to meet with the doctor to discuss what's going on, but I don't think it's flash".

UPDATE 24/1 : "Sir Paul Holmes has been discharged and is now being nursed at home. The Holmes family remain by Sir Paul’s side at their Hawkes Bay property."


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