Anne Diamond details health scare - ‘Paramedics looked at me, went white and got me straight to the hospital!’

Anne Diamond details health scare - ‘Paramedics looked at me, went white and got me straight to the hospital!’

'It's a real problem!' Anne Diamond issues plea to public

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Gabrielle Wilde

By Gabrielle Wilde

Published: 18/05/2024

- 12:43

Updated: 18/05/2024

- 13:13

Anne Diamond was rushed to hospital due to her "stonkingly high blood pressure"

GB News host Anne Diamond has revealed details of a new health scare and explained how paramedics were left with white with fear before they raced her to hospital.

The 69-year-old broadcaster recently told how she’d undergone treatment for breast cancer.

Speaking on her GB News Breakfast show today (Saturday) Anne revealed how she has had to take time off-screen due to dangerously high pressure.

She said: “Some of you have been asking why I’ve been off. The reason I've been off was a lot to do with stonkingly high blood pressure.

Anne Diamond

Anne Diamond spoke about her recent scare

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"And while that wasn't the whole problem, and I am still yet to get a proper diagnosis as to what was going on, it was an enormous part of the problem.

“I didn't realise that I had such incredibly high blood pressure. When the paramedics saw it they sort of went white and said, ‘Well, you're off to hospital.’ And that was that.

"It just made me think because wherever you go nowadays, in the doctor's surgery or in a pharmacy, there's always a notice up about it.

"And it doesn't matter how young you think you are, you ought to take your blood pressure. It's an easy thing to do and all the rest of it, but it's clearly an enormous thing too.

“I just think that maybe there is a lot more sort of campaigning to be done, I've done a sort of crash course in the last month.

"But high blood pressure is a real problem, and probably low blood pressure is as well. But your blood pressure is massively important.

Anne Diamond

Anne Diamond has also spoken openly about her breast cancer diagnosis


"And the younger you are keeping an eye on it, the less likely you are to have any big problems later in life. Obviously it impacts absolutely everything so maybe we should all be a little bit more blood pressure aware.”

Anne, who has been off-screen for several weeks, said she was feeling much better and that medics had managed to get her blood pressure down and to a safer level. Last year Anne revealed she had been diagnosed with breast cancer. The presenter explained she had undergone a double mastectomy in what she described as her "fight against breast cancer".

She said it had been "a long journey" and the reason for her recent absence."I haven't been on a world cruise, which is what I know social media has been saying... because I'm well known now for loving cruises," she said in an interview.

"It's been a fight against breast cancer. That's what it's been. It's been a long journey. And five months later, I'm still not at the end of the journey, but I'm through it enough to come back to work."

Anne Diamond, Ellie Costello

Anne appears regularly on GB News

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Diamond began her career in regional news before going on to become a star of daytime telly, in the 1980s and 1990s, for both the BBC and ITV.

The British journalist, broadcaster, and children's health campaigner hosted shows such as Good Morning with Anne and Nick, alongside Nick Owen, as well as TV Weekly.

She joined GB News last year to front its weekend breakfast show with Stephen Dixon. She explained she had received her cancer diagnosis on the same morning that she received an email saying she was to be made an OBE in the 2023 New Year Honours for services to public health and charity due to her campaigning on cot death.

After her son Sebastian died from sudden infant death syndrome [Sids] in 1991, Diamond joined forces with the Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths (FSID), now the Lullaby Trust, and health authorities to launch the Back to Sleep campaign.

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