Frank Bruno 'crying in pain' on his way to hospital due to pneumonia

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Former world heavyweight champion Frank Bruno was rushed to hospital after falling ill during a gig, it has emerged as per The Mirror.

The 57-year-old felt a sudden pain and a 'tight chested' feeling whilst on-stage performing for over 200 guests at one of his events.

Bruno alarmed his entourage and staff by crying out in pain on-stage and obviously struggling with the sudden onset of chest problems.

The former heavyweight was rushed to hospital and told that he will need a recuperation period of at least two weeks to fully recover from what doctors later diagnosed as pneumonia.

A source close to Bruno stated that: “Frank is extremely unwell, but, thankfully, he received brilliant care which ensured a very serious situation could be dealt with.”

Bruno's assistant eventually convinced the former boxer to rush to Horton Hospital in Oxon after the show had concluded.

Bruno was performing in West Yorks with friend and comedian Jed Stone when he felt sick and showed his distress on stage.

A close source to Bruno said on Monday that the former boxer was feeling under the weather at an event in Bristol the previous night where he talked to fans and answered their questions.

Bruno was stated to have said that he thought he only had a virus.

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Bruno's manager Dave Davies released a statement after Bruno was admitted to hospital, which read: “For a few hours the situation was extremely serious. But Frank got excellent care and will continue to be looked after. The only thing that matters now is that Frank gets better.”

This is not Bruno's first medical scare. In 2003 he was admitted to hospital after suffering bouts of depression and was later diagnosed by doctors of having bipolar disorder.

The former heavyweight champion is set to postpone further shows as he looks to recover.

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