TV presenter Phillip Schofield has praised the “astonishing” NHS for saving his brother’s life.
The star paid tribute to medical staff and emergency service teams who gave lifesaving treatment to younger sibling Tim after he suddenly fell ill two weeks ago.
This Morning host Schofield took to Twitter and Facebook to publicly praise the NHS and the “perfect” care given by doctors and nurses.
He posted several updates saying that his brother is recovering thanks to the incredible efforts of medical staff at the Bristol Royal Infirmary.
Schofield told his 3.78 million Twitter followers: “Back home now & back to work tomorrow after 2 of the most difficult weeks our family have ever been through. My amazing bro is on the mend.
“We will NEVER be able to fully put into words how grateful we are to the incredible team @UHBristolNHS I literally can’t find the words.
“I have seen the absolute best of our astonishing NHS. Not just in the perfect care for him, but also for us, his shocked family.
“You all know who you are. So thank you, THANK YOU from the very bottom of all our hearts, and the heart that matters the most.. Tim’s xxx.”
In a post on Facebook, which received more than 85,000 likes and thousands of well-wishing messages from fans, said: “THANK YOU for saving my amazing brother. The hardest 2 weeks of all our lives and you were there for all of us, as you tirelessly fixed him, you sensitively fixed us.
“I’ve seen the astonishing work of our incredible NHS in action and I’m truly humbled by each and every one of you & what you do. THANK YOU xx.”
Tim, who is seven years younger than Phillip, is thought to suffer from Type 1 diabetes but the exact nature of his illness has not been disclosed.
Schofield has not left his brother’s bedside since he fell ill at the beginning of December.
Ben Shepard and Eammon Holmes were parachuted in to cover for him on the ITV morning show.
However, Schofield returned to the sofa yesterday (Mon) alongside his co-host and close friend Holly Willoughby, and said it was great to be back at work.
He tweeted: “It’s great to be back on @itvthismorning! Today @Colin_Cloud reading minds, @philvickerytv cooking Turkey and @jollyolly with #FestiveFizz”.