Richard Bacon's mum is so happy he is out of hospital after a "terrifying ordeal".

Richard Bacon

Richard Bacon

Christine Bacon took to Twitter to admit she is delighted after the former 'Blue Peter' presenter left Lewisham Hospital yesterday (19.07.18), just days after he nearly died while in a 10-night coma.

She wrote: "Happy for my son leaving hospital today after a terrifying ordeal."

Richard has posted a picture of his hospital bed on Twitter, and thanked the nurses and doctors who saved his life.

He wrote: "Cleared for take off. Gone within the hour. I don't know whether I see this as the bed I nearly died in or the bed that saved my life. Either way. I won't miss it. But I will miss the 50 staff of Lewisham Hospital who definitely saved my life. Every. Single. One. Of. Them. (sic)"

Earlier this week, Richard heaped praise on his wife, Rebecca McFarlane, from his hospital bed, and admitted she had been through "a lot of worry" while he was in a medically-induced coma.

He tweeted: "Last full day in hospital. Every facet of my life would be worse without Rebecca in it. How will I ever thank her? I was in a coma for nine or ten nights (I just learned). That's a lot of staring at your husband and his pipes. And a lot of worry (sic)"

Richard recently revealed he was in hospital with a double chest infection, and thought he was about to die when he was rushed to an intensive care unit with a "massive need jammed in [his] chest".

He wrote on Twitter: "So I did 6 days strght in a coma. Been here another 4 since. It's an yet unidentified double chest infection. I nearly died. At one point, as I was as run down a hallway to ICU at midnight, with a massive needle jammed in my chest (bit like Pulp Fiction) I thought, this is it.1/2 (sic)"

Richard felt so close to death that he imagined hospital staff telling his father he had passed away.

He tweeted: "2/2 How's is this going to affect my kids' lives? Who's going to sit my poor dad down and say"I'm sorry, we did everything we could". But then I didn't die. And I didn't die because I'm on the NHS . VivaTheNHS. See you for your [100]th. By which time I probably will have penumonia

"This is how good Lewisham Hospital is. I walked in off the street simply complaining of being short of breath. With 90 minutes they had placed me into a life saving six day coma. #VivaTheNHS. (sic)"