Bobby Davro, 65, suffers stroke moments after sold-out show as fans pen well wishes to star

Bobby Davro, 65, suffers stroke moments after sold-out show as fans pen well wishes to star

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Alex Davies

By Alex Davies

Published: 25/01/2024

- 10:52

The comedian and former EastEnders star was taken ill after a show last week

Bobby Davro is reportedly resting up after suffering a minor stroke earlier this month.

It's been reported the 65-year-old collapsed after coming off the stage at the Coulsdon Comedy club, South London, on Thursday, January 18.

The actor has since cancelled all public appearances in the pipeline and his condition has reportedly "greatly improved" since the incident.

A source told The Sun about Davro's recovery: "His condition has greatly improved and he’s now resting at home.

"Clearly he’s feeling much better as Bobby described his proximity to the hospital and the excellent care he received there as ‘a real stroke of luck’."

Since the news broke, fans of the legendary comedian have flooded social media with their well wishes for the star.

Bobby Davro

Bobby Davro health: The GB News regular reportedly collapsed after a show last week


Taking to X, formerly Twitter, one fan penned: "I once had dinner with #BobbyDavro and I don’t think I’ve ever laughed so much. He was brilliant. I wish him well and hope he comes through this awful period in full health."

A second echoed: "Bobby Davro recovering from stroke after he collapsed at comedy gig. Get well soon, Bobby. #bobbydavro."

Another weighed in: "I've just seen the news about Bobby Davro not nice let's hope he does recover well."

"Wishing Bobby Davro a speedy and complete recovery," a fourth added along with a prayer emoji.

Bobby Davro with mark dolan

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Davro's health blow comes less than a year since the death of his fiancée Vicky Wright, 63.

Wright died of pancreatic cancer in May last year, leaving Davro and his family devastated.

Davro has been a household comic for decades as well as enjoying stints on BBC soap EastEnders and competing on ITV's Dancing on Ice in 2010.

He's also regularly appeared on GB News and back in May 2022 during a conversation with Nigel Farage gave his thoughts on cancel culture and wokery.

Bobby Davro

Bobby Davro health battle: The 65-year-old is said to be recovering well at home


"With the way woke and the cancel culture that's crept in, Black Lives Matter, BLGT or whatever it's called, in a way it's ridiculous," Davro said. "I do respect it but I don't agree that it's bringing us together, I think in a lot of ways it's pushing us apart.

"We should all be laughing with each other not at each other, there's not an ounce of prejudice, racism, homophobia in me at all. I have lots of black friends and lots of gay friends.

"Everyone's entitled to be offended but you can't take each individual offence otherwise there would be nothing to tell comedy about. The cancel culture isn't healthy."

"It used to be that people would find prejudice, now we actually seek it."

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