“This Country” star Michael Sleggs gave an update on his health condition.
“By last Friday I was certain I wouldn’t be here the next week but miraculously I made some sort of great turn around over the weekend,” he posted on Facebook.
“Hi friends, as a lot of you are probably aware I’ve spent a lot of time in and out of hospital over the past few months,” the British sitcom actor wrote. “This last time it was decided i was reaching the end of options so they’ve sent me home on palliative care to live out the remainder of my days at home.”
Sleggs, who plays a character with cancer, appeared to be optimistic.
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Dying “isn’t ideal,” but he was “blessed with the best life.”
While in the hospital, Sleggs said he is “sleeping a lot” and almost entered a coma.
“Anyway as you can imagine this isn’t the ideal way I wished things to go and my family are dealing with a lot of grief,” he wrote. “Just wanted to say I love everyone reading this status so much, you have all been such amazing, kind, caring people who have all touched my life in so many unique and incredible ways.”
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The actor said that he is grateful to have the opportunity to say goodbye.
“If you’re wondering why I’m not sounding freaked out by the whole situation. Well, initially I was, but, as always in a time of crisis (should have been way before I’m ashamed to say) I turned to God and my Christian faith,” he posted.
“Guys, regardless of a few medical issues, I have been blessed with the best life and the best friends and aside from not following God more diligently earlier in life I dont have any regrets,” Sleggs continued.
According to a post on Instagram in December, he said that three years ago, he was taken to the hospital for heart failure.
“It’s like a crap die hard franchise, ‘How can the same [expletive] happen to the same guy twice!’ lol,” he continued
Celebrities Lost in 2019
Actress Peggy Lipton, who starred in David Lynch’s iconic show “Twin Peaks,” and the 1960s show “The Mob Squad,” died on May 11 at the age of 72.
The cause of death was cancer.
Rapper Nipsey Hussle was shot dead at the age of 33 in South Los Angeles on March 31.
Actor Luke Perry died from a stroke on March 4.
Iconic “Boyz N The Hood” director and the youngest ever Oscar nominee for best picture died after spending days in a coma following a stroke.
Longtime R&B singer James Ingram died in late January. Quincy Jones, a collaborator of his, wrote, “With that soulful, whisky sounding voice, James Ingram was simply magical … every beautiful note that James sang pierced your essence and comfortably made itself at home.”
Celebrity comedian Freddie Starr died aged 76 at his home in Spain, according to reports.
The body of the British-born funnyman was reportedly discovered by a caregiver at his apartment in Mijas on the Costa del Sol on May 9, the Mirror reported.
Starr had been ill.
A neighbor, who asked not to be named, told the Mirror: “His carer found him dead in his chair at around 3:30 p.m. Police arrived first and then later an ambulance arrived and he was taken away.
“His next door neighbor, who is a nurse, said he was definitely dead. She said she thinks he may have suffered a heart attack.”
BBC Radio 6 music presenter Kelly Jobanputra, of Swindon in southwest England, died on April 26, according to the Swindon Advertiser. She was tragically struck and killed by a train, according to reports.
The celebrity radio host had just turned 40 in April, The Sun reported, and last year had given birth to her second child.
“Top Chef” alum Fatima Ali died on Jan. 25, after a battle with terminal cancer. She was 29.
Former “Top Chef” contestant Bruce Kalman paid tribute to her: “It’s with a heavy heart we say goodbye to Fatima Ali today, as she has lost her battle with cancer,” he wrote.
Comedian and actor Bob Einstein died on Jan. 2 after a battle with cancer. He was 76.
Daryl Dragon, or “Captain,” of pop group Captain and Tennille, died on Jan. 2 of renal failure.
Correction: Headline and article have been updated to reflect the current condition of Michael Sleggs