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Andrew Marr In Hospital After Suffering Stroke
Radio and TV presenter Andrew Marr is recovering in hospital after suffering a stroke.
The 53-year-old broadcaster was taken ill on Tuesday and the hospital confirmed he had had a stroke, the BBC said in a statement.
"His doctors say he is responding to treatment," the statement added.
"His family have asked for their privacy to be respected as he recovers. His colleagues and the whole BBC wish him a speedy recovery."
The BBC said James Landale will present The Andrew Marr Show this Sunday.
"We will continue to broadcast The Andrew Marr Show and Radio 4's Start The Week with guest presenters in his absence," the statement said.
Many of Marr's colleagues in the media took to Twitter to express their sympathy.
Fellow BBC politics presenter Andrew Neil wrote: "Very distressed to hear news about Andrew Marr. Best wishes for full and speedy recovery."
Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee tweeted: "Andrew Marr, renaissance man, polymath, wise commentator, painter, runner, brilliant cook - and ace editor. Get well soon. Needed in public life."
Former Tory MP Louise Mensch said: "Joining in the chorus of well-wishers for Andrew #Marr. Hope he has a speedy and full recovery."
Marr, the BBC's former political editor, began his career as a newspaper reporter, becoming the editor of The Independent before turning to television.
He has also presented a number of history programmes along with his politics show and has had five books published.
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Get well soon Andrew your B.B.C. broadcasts are good.
Get well Andrew. I loved his History of the World which was on recently
Sincerely hope he has a speedy recovery.My wife suffered stroke 15mths ago and isn't fully recovered yet so when he starts getting around again he needs to rest up and forget about work and think more about himself.
Even in the time since my dad had his stroke, treatments for that have advanced at an incredible level, so I've been reading, since then. Whereas, not much could be done for my dad, which was in 1991, now after only twenty-three years, it is possible to use medicines to even prevent the brain being damaged, so I believe. I hope he does well and carries on broadcasting, like the BBC garden person who also had a stroke. Monty Don. I've known a lot of people who had strokes and a lot of them seem to do very well, these days.
A great broadcaster. I always get up to watch his Sunday morning show. I particularly enjoyed his "History of Modern Britain" I hope you make a full recovery and are back on our screens soon.