Advertisement

LBC presenter Iain Dale breaks hip in fall at Charing Cross station

Iain Dale, 60, was rushed to hospital in London after falling on an escalator  (@IainDale/Twitter)
Iain Dale, 60, was rushed to hospital in London after falling on an escalator (@IainDale/Twitter)

LBC presenter Iain Dale has undergone a hip replacement after tripping on an escalator at Charing Cross Tube station.

The 60-year-old was rushed to St Thomas’ Hospital in central London following the fall on Saturday afternoon.

He told his 270,000 Twitter followers: “This afternoon I tripped at the top of an escalator at Charing X Tube. I was taken by ambulance to St Thomas’s.

“I have a badly broken hip. Replacement op scheduled for Monday.”

He also praised the “superb” care he had received at the hospital, and from the all-female ambulance crew, and “impressive and caring” Underground staff that came to his aid.

His post attracted hundreds of messages wishing him a speedy recovery, sent by fans and colleagues.

In an update posted on Monday afternoon, he added: “Had hip replacement & all is well! Went in at 8.45am & woke up at 12. Pain has disappeared. So happy & relieved!

“What a top hospital this is. So many nice messages from friends & complete strangers, it’s all a bit overwhelming!”

Mr Dale, who is also a Telegraph columnist and appears regularly as a pundit on ITV’s Good Morning Britain, added that he was up and on his feet again just five hours after the operation.