As per recent reports, it has been revealed that veteran broadcaster Paul Holmes underwent an open heart surgery today.
It has been reported that his wife Deborah has affirmed that the operation went successful and he is recovering now.
Previous reports suggest that the 62-year old presenter of TVNZ's Q+A programme was diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy last week.
So Holmes visited hospital on June 1 for a normal heart operation, so as to relieve him from problematic muscle. However, the operation was not successful, and left him with a few problems.
Doctors, who operated him said, “We had to stop the procedure that involves the use of alcohol, as we were that the alcohol may leak and flow to healthy areas”.
Further, a cardiologist from Hastings informed him that his condition has got serious and hence he had to be flown to Auckland City Hospital.
It has been recovered that today’s operation was to rectify the problems incurred during the last operation and also to correct the original problem.
It has been asserted that it will take approximately two to three months for the broadcaster to recover completely. Hence, it is being expected that for the next several weeks the host of Newstalk ZB will not resume work.