BBC host Nicky Campbell rushed to hospital after ‘kidney stones attack’

Nicky Campbell was admitted to hospital in Salford on Monday night after becoming unwell. Picture: Twitter/@NickyAACampbell
Nicky Campbell was admitted to hospital in Salford on Monday night after becoming unwell. Picture: Twitter/@NickyAACampbell
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Nicky Campbell had to miss his BBC radio breakfast show after being rushed to hospital following a kidney stones attack.

The Edinburgh-born DJ and Long Lost Family presenter was due to host Tuesday’s Radio 5 live Breakfast show with Rachel Burden.

But the 57-year-old was admitted to Salford Royal Hospital on Monday night after becoming unwell with the painful condition at home.

He tweeted his fans: “Good morning from Salford Royal Hospital where I was rushed last night after a kidney stone attack. Blimey. Some pain that!

“Amazing care from compassionate professionals.”

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DJ Chris Warburton was called in to replace Campbell and presented Tuesday’s show alongside Burden.

Burden told listeners she had been in touch with her regular co-host and he was recovering well.

Campbell has presented the show since 2003. Last year, he confirmed, while on air, that he was taking a pay cut amid the controversy over the gender gap.

BBC Radio 5 live Breakfast airs every morning from 6-9am.

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