/ 11 May 2021

Bert’s ‘big journey’

Patti Newton said her husband, legendary entertainer Bert, has a “big journey ahead of him” as he recovers from an emergency leg amputation. The 82yo has been in hospital for the last 6 weeks after developing a “life-threatening” toe infection last December. The 4-time Gold Logie winner is diabetic, further complicating things. Bert has largely stayed out of the limelight in recent years following quadruple heart bypass surgery in 2012. He remains in hospital for now, but Patti said her husband was in “really good spirits” following the operation and was already cracking jokes. “He got through the operation, it was huge. It was needed, he had a choice, and his choice was to live,” she said.

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