Archive for August 28th, 2011
Belfast-born comedian Frank Carson has had an operation for stomach cancer.
He is said to be feeling “fine” and is waiting for the all-clear, a spokesman for the star said.
Mr Carson, 84, is famous for his catch phrase: “It’s the way I tell ‘em”. He cancelled dates across the UK after he was diagnosed earlier this year.
“He had an operation which was a great success and he will be back working again,” the spokesman added.
“They have removed it and he had a test on Friday and he is waiting for the all-clear.”
Mr Carson should have been appearing in Blackpool this week for a stage version of his 70s hit: “The Comedians”.
The singer Sir Tom Jones is in hospital after a heart scare forced him to cancel a concert in Monaco on Saturday night, according to reports.
Princess Grace Hospital in Monte Carlo confirmed the 71-year-old Welsh singer was a patient, and said he was well.
His performance on Saturday at the Salle des Etoiles at the seafront Sporting Club was cancelled.
French media say his condition stabilised before he was moved from an emergency ward to a regular ward.