Paul Holmes, 62, has returned to his home in Hawke's Bay the previous day after spending two-weeks of rest at Auckland Hospital following receiving an open heart surgery, a new report has uncovered.
The veteran broadcaster has been successful in receiving the surgery two weeks back that went for four hours without any complications. The surgery was a second one for the smoker as he had previously received one for his prostate cancer.
Holmes had been diagnosed with the cancer in 1999, for which he had undergone a surgery in the month of January.
It has been found that he had now been suffering from a heart disorder named hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. The same had been discovered in him on May 30 by his Hastings cardiologist.
The disorder is an inherited condition that causes thickening of the heart muscle. As per health experts, the thickening further makes it tough for the blood to leave the heart, thereby making it hard for the heart to pump blood.
However, he still seemed somewhat pale and tired when he reached the Airport yesterday at around 12.40pm, but has been recovering from his condition.
Newstalk ZB affirmed, "The family have been reading Paul the many amazing letters and emails received from the public and want to thank people once again for their support".