Filed: Sunday, 4th October 2009
By: Staff Writer
Radio commentator Nigel Adderley is recovering in hospital after suffering a suspected fit whilst reporting on today's West Ham v Fulham match.
Adderley, commentating for Radio Five had been broadcasting as usual before suffering the suspected seizure. Five Live continued to broadcast around 30 seconds of silence, punctuated by fellow commentator Matt Holland asking Adderley if he was alright before switching to a pre-recorded piece. The station failed to revert to the game and later apologised for the break in transmission blaming 'technical problems'.
Eye-witnesses reported seeing 37-year-old Adderley, who was seated in the West Stand's press enclosure, apparently fitting midway through the second half. After some time paramedics arrived and the broadcaster was seen to sit up before being taken to hospital.
KUMB.com's hopes for a swift and full recovery go to Mr.Adderley.
by Nigel Stockley
11:13PM 7th Oct 2009
''Best of luck to the guy, he is probably an ardent West Ham fan and the rubbish he has to watch over the past few weeks would make any man chuck a fit.''
12:06AM 6th Oct 2009
''Glad to hear the bloke is alright. I thought they were going to bring the Please Wait girl out of retirement for a moment there ;-)''
by gerald walters
12:31PM 5th Oct 2009
''I'm not surprised more people haven't suffered having a fit having to watch that rubbish every week. I'd have had a fit if we'd have actually strung three passes together all afternoon.''
11:45AM 5th Oct 2009
''Best wishes to Nigel for a speedy recovery.''
08:46AM 5th Oct 2009
''I was tuned in and he sounded that he was struggling to get his words out. I thought he was having a heart attack...... Matt Holland was really concerned he kept asking 'are you alright?'
Glad to hear the chap is going to be ok. Just goes to show watching West Ham is bad for your health. ''
08:34AM 5th Oct 2009
''Wondered what had happened when I turned over from the Chelsea v Liverpool game to see how we were getting on. Hopefully he makes a swift recovery.''
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