Australian television icon John Burgess remains in intensive care at the Royal Perth Hospital after being rushed to hospital last week with a serious bacterial infection.
The TV icon took to Twitter this week to provide fans with an update on his recovery, apologising to followers for his recent social media absence and usual “Thank God It’s Friday” (TGIF) joke.
— John Burgess (@thejohnburgess) November 7, 2016
“Sorry I couldn’t TGIF everybody; I am in Royal Perth Hospital with a serious bacterial infection leading to blood poisoning but the good folk here got me on the road to recovery let’s talk next week (TGIS),” he wrote.
Burgess was admitted to the Royal Perth Hospital last Wednesday, February 2, after suffering from a serious bacterial infection that resulted in blood poisoning.
Fans took to social media to wish him well, offering ‘Burgo’ messages of love, care and a swift recovery. Multiple users referred to the host as “King” as they urged him to “get better soon”.
There he is! Get well soon King, I trust the good medical staff there have treated you like the royalty you are!
— Mia “built the Trent Forrest statue” Lastname (@themiasandrist) February 5, 2022
Great to hear that you’re on the mend, Bugo. Friday wasn’t the same without ya. Rest up and we’ll see ya next week king. TGIS.
— Genesis P-Owerade (@SlayerRules_420) February 5, 2022
Best known for his long-running stint as presenter of the popular game show Wheel of Fortune between 1984 to 1996, Burgess has become an Aussie icon like no other. Burgess has since established a strong social media presence where he regularly makes comedic posts and shares life updates.
My wife Gianna, went in to renew her driver’s license,& was asked if she’d like to become an organ donor in the event of death…..She said, “I’d like to, but we only have a piano!” (TGIF)
— John Burgess (@thejohnburgess) December 3, 2021
A polar bear walks into a bar and says “I’ll have a gin and …..uh…..um…..uh…..”The bartender says, “Why the big pause?” And the bear says, “I don’t know….I’ve always had ’em !”(TGIF) (sorry????)
— John Burgess (@thejohnburgess) December 10, 2021
Burgess continues to recover at the Royal Perth Hospital with wife Gianna by his side.