TV Presenter Charlie Webster Out Of COMA

Published on August 19, 2016

TV presenter CHARLIE WEBSTER has reportedly been brought out of a coma after contracting a rare strain of malaria while cycling to the Olympic Games.

Charlie Webster

The former Sky Sports host, 33, took part in a charity bike ride from London to Rio de Janeiro, where she was due to present coverage of the sporting extravaganza, but she became ill during the opening ceremony on 5 August (16) and was admitted to a local hospital.

Her condition deteriorated and she was placed in an induced coma last week (ends14Aug16), but her manager has told the BBC Charlie was taken out of the coma early on Thursday (18Aug16), but remains in intensive care.

While her doctors tell the outlet they are “very happy with Charlie’s neurological results” after performing a number of cognitive tests, she is still being kept on dialysis because her kidneys are not responding to treatment, and she is still supported by a respirator to help with her breathing.

Charlie’s mother also gave an update to the BBC, revealing the host was conscious enough to speak to her, saying in a statement: “Charlotte knows she nearly died. She mouthed to me earlier, ‘Look at all the machines keeping me alive’. Charlotte is really strong but as the doctors keep reminding me, everyone heals differently. I am just so thankful that she’s able to communicate with us again.”

“It’s been the worst imaginable time. We have been beside ourselves with worry but the fact Charlotte is now conscious is amazing,” she continued. “Knowing Charlotte, the thing she’ll be most annoyed about is that she’s missed the Olympics.”

Charlie Webster

A spokesperson for Charlie, who dated Downton Abbey star Allen Leech between 2014 and 2015, added, “Charlie’s family and friends have been incredibly touched by the overwhelming support and love shown to Charlie today. Their main focus now is for Charlie to be stable enough to fly back to the U.K.”