Only Fools and Horses legend reveals bionic body part amid health concerns
Sir David Jason announced two weeks ago he’s had to reschedule his appearance at the Only Fools and Horses convention in October due to a pressing surgery.
The “A Touch of Frost” star said, “I deeply regret the inconvenience this change may bring, but we’ve had to reschedule the Only Fools and Horses Convention.”
Fans won’t miss out however, they can still meet him in early 2024 at the Hilton Hotel, Milton Keynes.
Starting in the 1960s, Sir David has been a television staple, notably with iconic roles like Granville in “Open All Hours” and DI Jack Frost in “A Touch of Frost.”
The 83-year-old icon recently dropped out of an event due to health issues. Surprisingly, he revealed, via social media, that surgery gave him a bionic addition – though not what you’d expect.
In The Daily Star, Sir David shared with his fans that he underwent a “canalicular bypass”. Elaborating, he said, “The canal in my eye had a blockage, making it teary. Fixing it required Jones tubes insertion.”
With a touch of humour, he recalled suggesting design improvements to his eye specialist, drawing from his early electrician days. Not long after, the newer design incorporated his feedback!
Unfortunately, Sir David’s health took a hit in July 2022 after a severe bout with Covid-19. Discussing his ordeal on BBC Breakfast, he recounted the debilitating effects, saying, “I collapsed, couldn’t muster the strength to get up.” He suggested that the virus might’ve triggered myalgia, leading to extreme muscle pain and aches.
I think we speak for the nation when wishing our favourite national treasure Sir David Jason all the best. We look forward to hearing from you soon!