Michael Sleggs: This Country actor makes ‘miraculous’ recovery

The actor previously said that ‘deterioration has been fairly rapid’

Jack Shepherd
Friday 31 May 2019 13:23
Michael Sleggs appearing in BBC sitcom This Country

Michael Sleggs, the actor best known for appearing in the BBC Three comedy series This Country, has revealed he has made a “miraculous” recovery after suffering from heart failure.

The 33-year-old shared the news on Facebook, saying that he does not have cancer, despite previous reports claiming so. ​

Sleggs plays the character Slugs on This Country, the BAFTA-winning comedy created by Charlie Cooper and Daisy May Cooper.

“Recently I was put onto palliative care [because] my heart failure was getting out of control,” the actor wrote on Facebook.

“By last Friday I was certain I wouldn’t be here the next week but miraculously I made some sort of great turn around over the weekend.

“I don’t know how long this turn around will last but I’ll try and keep alive as long as I can.”

Sleggs previously wrote on social media that his health had been deteriorating ”fairly rapid’.

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