Veteran comedian and actor Barry Humphries, best known for his iconic character Dame Edna Everage, has been admitted to hospital in a “serious” condition after complications from hip surgery. The 89-year-old Melbourne-born star was rushed to St. Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney, Australia on April 19th, 2021.
Health Scare Sparks Concerns Among Fans and Family
The news of Humphries’ health scare sparked an outpouring of concern among fans and family alike. His family members have gathered around his bedside as he receives treatment for the complications that arose following his hip replacement surgery.
The comedian is said to be on a “downward spiral” since a nasty fall forced him into hospital for the procedure. Despite the seriousness of his condition, Humphries managed to share a hilarious message from his hospital bed with fans, proving that even in difficult times he can still make people laugh.
Long Career Spanning Over Six Decades
Humphries has had a long career spanning over six decades. He is best known for creating and performing the characters Sir Les Patterson and Dame Edna Everage, both of which have become iconic figures in Australian comedy culture. He has also appeared in numerous films and television shows throughout his career and was awarded an Order of Australia in 1982 for services to entertainment.
In recent years, Humphries has been involved with various charitable causes including raising money for cancer research and supporting animal welfare organisations such as Animal Aid Unlimited India. His work has been recognised by many organisations including the British Academy of Film & Television Arts (BAFTA).
Hoping For A Speedy Recovery
Despite the seriousness of his current condition, friends are hopeful that Humphries will make a full recovery soon. In the meantime, they are sending their love and support to him during this difficult time. We wish him all the best in his recovery!