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Last Updated: Monday, 10 July 2006, 15:48 GMT 16:48 UK
Comedian recovers after heart op
Sir Norman Wisdom
The operation to fit Sir Norman pacemaker took an hour
Comedian Sir Norman Wisdom is recovering well at his Isle of Man home after undergoing heart surgery.

The pint-sized comic, who has been in the entertainment industry for seven decades, had a pacemaker fitted in an hour-long operation in Liverpool.

Sir Norman, who turned 91 in February, flew by helicopter to the city's Cardiothoracic Centre on Friday and returned home later that evening.

The surgery followed a routine hospital check-up which revealed a weak pulse.

His agent Johnny Mans said: "Norman is in good spirits and already up and about.

"The pacemaker will give him a new lease of life and he is looking forward to getting on with work."




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