RICHARD Bacon has revealed he was close to death and almost passed away twice after falling ill with a lung infection.
In a new interview with The Times Magazine, Richard says “the probability was that I would die” the first two nights he spent in hospital.
Splash News Richard was in a six day coma to battle the infection
He also revealed the horrific experience of waking up from a medically induced coma was so traumatic, it was “the worst day of my life” and he was thrashing about “like a wild animal”.
“I remember thinking: I’ve not got enough oxygen, the room’s too hot and I’m not getting enough attention,” he says.
“I need help. I remember consciously pulling the pipes out of my neck to set the alarms off. And it worked – people came running in.”
He was quickly put back in a second coma, waking up from which Richard describes as “lovely”.
PA:Press Association Richard and wife Rebecca outside the hospital that saved his life