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Gary Glitter in Vietnam hospital

Gary Glitter March 2006
A doctor in Vietnam says Glitter was hospitalised January 4

Disgraced glam rocker Gary Glitter has been treated in hospital after suffering diarrhoea and an irregular heartbeat in Vietnam, his doctor said.

Glitter, 63, whose real name is Paul Francis Gadd, was convicted and jailed in March 2006 for molesting two girls aged 11 and 12.

His three-year sentence was reduced by three months last year during an annual prisoner amnesty.

Glitter is due to complete his prison sentence in August.

Doctor Nguyen Thai Hoa said Glitter was taken to a prisoners' clinic on January 4 suffering from intestinal problems.

He said Glitter was kept in after it was found that his heartbeat was slower than normal.

"He is fine now," he said, "Every morning he smiles and says good morning to me when I see him."

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office refused to comment on Glitter's health.

A spokeswoman said reports that he would have his sentence transferred to UK were incorrect.

"There have not been any discussion about an early release and there is no prisoner transfer agreement with Vietnam," she said.

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