‘They turned me off.’ Robert Webb recounts being hurried to open-heart surgery due to a health crisis.
ROBERT WEBB has spoken out about his emergency heart surgery, confessing that he was “turned off” by physicians.
Robert Webb is a well-known comedian who starred in Peep Show as one of the major characters. Some may be unaware, however, that he had a near-fatal stroke and had to have emergency heart surgery.
In 2019, Robert was having a standard heart checkup when the physicians detected something unusual.
After being told that his heart would fail if he didn’t, he was advised to have an emergency cardiac operation.
Robert revealed what happened to him in April, including how the procedure resulted in him being “turned” off.
The comedian revealed that his emergency operation took eight hours to complete.
“They literally turned me off,” he added. I was hooked up to a heart and lung machine that took care of my blood and breathing.
“After that, I spent a number of nights in the high dependency unit.”
The toughest thing, according to Robert, was the hour and a half wait when he was first diagnosed.
This was between: “The cardiologist being the third doctor in a row to put a stethoscope to my heart and make an extreme face, and the doctor saying, ‘We know how to fix this,'” and “The cardiologist being the third doctor in a row to put a stethoscope to my heart and make an extreme face, and the doctor saying, “We know how to fix this,”
This isn’t the first time Robert has spoken openly about his ordeal.
He also revealed how he was diagnosed in an appearance with The One Show.
“It’s usually just this very, ‘Look over there and cough, let’s not ask too many questions about your health’ kind of thing,” he remarked about his session.
“And the doctor listened to my heart with his stethoscope. As you do when you’re watching someone’s face, I noticed that he kind of disappeared…. which was not a good sign.
“What have you been doing about the heart murmur?” he asked, and I replied, ‘What heart murmur?’
“A few days later, I had some tests, and a cardiologist told me, ‘You are not going to have a heart attack in the next fortnight, but this heart will fail in the next two to six months.’
“He indicated it couldn’t be fixed with medicines, thus that was a candidate for open-heart surgery.”
He did say, though, that he had recovered well from his January appearance.
“I am completely fine,” he continued. “Brinkwire Summary News” says, “I have absolutely normal cardiac function and a normal life expectancy.”