The Dragon and hospitality, and health and fitness entrepreneur, Duncan Bannatyne, was rushed to hospital on Monday (1Oct2012) amid fears that he had suffered a heart-attack. He Tweeted to his followers that it was his "first trip inside an Ambulance & with siren wailing. Hope it is the last. LoL" but reassured everyone by saying "Hi. In hospital attached to a few wires feeling tired but am sure I will be discharged tomorrow fit & well (fit as a pensioner can be anyway)."
The BBC reports that after tests it was discerned the 63-year-old had in fact not had a heart attack. The Telegraph published a statement from the Bannatyne Group's spokesperson, who said "Everyone at the company is very concerned and upset, but we know that Duncan is a very strong person and we are confident he will make a full recovery."
His Dragon's Den colleagues were also worried about him, Theo Paphitis tweeted about his friend saying that he "managed to make contact with @DuncanBannatyne and he is well undergoing tests does not think heart attack!" and wished a "Speedy recovery" because "we are missing you already".
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A suspected Duncan Bannatyne heart attack has landed the Dragon’s Den investor in hospital, reports The BBC.
The Scottish entrepreneur, famous for saying “I’m out” on the business entertainment show Dragon’s Den, is recovering after a heart scare, which is suspected to have been a heart attack. He underwent tests at Darlington Memorial Hospital after paramedics were called to his office in the town on Monday morning. A spokesman for The Bannatyne Group said: "Everyone at the company is very concerned and upset, but we know that Duncan is a very strong person and we are confident he will make a full recovery. Everyone wishes him well. We'd like to thank the quick and professional actions of the paramedics who attended to Duncan and thank the staff at the Memorial Hospital for his on-going care."
Like many stars these days, the self made millionaire took to social networking site Twitter to address his fans and allay their fears. "Hi. In hospital attached to a few wires feeling tired but am sure I will be discharged tomorrow fit & well (fit as a pensioner can be anyway)" he tweeted, before posting: “Today was my first trip inside an Ambulance & with siren wailing. Hope it is the last. LoL". Fellow Dragon Theo Paphitis tweeted: "In Scotland no mobile signal but managed to make contact with @DuncanBannatyne and he is well undergoing tests does not think heart attack!" Bannatyne runs the largest independent chain of health clubs in the UK, and also owns bars, hotels and property.
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