Russell Grant's eyesight saved after five-hour brain tumour operation

‘I’m on the road to recovery!’ Russell Grant’s eyesight has been saved after TV astrologer had five-hour operation to remove brain tumour which threatened to ‘blank out’ his vision

  • Russell Grant, 71, had a five-hour operation to remove a brain tumour
  • The clairvoyant had a lump removed from his pituitary gland after it threatened to ‘blank out’ his optic nerve
  • He has been instructed not to sneeze or blow his nose for the next six months in a bid to prevent complications but insists he is on the road to recovery

Russell Grant’s eyesight has been saved after the television personality underwent major surgery to remove a brain tumour.

The astrologist, 71, had a five-hour procedure to remove the lump from his pituitary gland after doctors said it threatened to ‘blank out’ his optic nerve.

He has been instructed not to sneeze or blow his nose for the next six months in a bid to prevent complications. 

On the mend: Russell Grant’s eyesight has been saved after the television personality underwent major surgery to remove a brain tumour (pictured in 2018)

He told the Mirror: ‘I am now on the road to recovery. There are a few complications to sort out so the post-op stuff has already started.’

Clairvoyant Russell said he foresaw health problems for himself three years ago but kept his premonition relatively quiet.  

He explained: ‘As you know I saw something pretty major coming when giving my lecture in Blackpool on December 1, 2019, so I was prepared.

Health woes: The astrologist, 71, had a five-hour procedure to remove the lump from his pituitary gland after doctors said it threatened to ‘blank out’ his optic nerve

‘I didn’t shout about the growth as I’d been waiting for a knee operation which was due Easter 2020, so many of you would have presumed I was going in for that.

‘Covid ruined that. So it’s next on my list of things to do.’

Russell suffered heartache last year after his beloved mother Jo died at the age of 93 from coronavirus.

Proceed with caution: He has been instructed not to sneeze or blow his nose for the next six months in a bid to prevent complications

The former Strictly Come Dancing contestant said his mum was holding the hand of her granddaughter Joanna at the time of her passing.

Taking to Instagram last January, Russell shared a picture of himself with his mother and wrote: ‘It is with a deep and heartfelt sadness that my brother Garry and I have to tell you that our beloved mother, Jo, passed over to a better world yesterday.’  

He added: ‘Nanny Jo was with her darling granddaughter, Joanna – Jo by name, Jo by nature: a chip-off-the-old-book – who held her nan’s hand and gently helped and guided her over to the other side yesterday afternoon.’

 

Sad news: It comes after Russell Grant lost his beloved his mother Jo last year when she died from coronavirus at the age of 93

Adding a further tribute on Facebook, Grant wrote: ‘Those who knew our mum will have been embraced by her force-of-nature that brought sunshine to the many she met.  

‘In the winter of her life the light she blazed for nine decades was finally extinguished by these dark times in her 93rd year.’

He also praised NHS staff who had cared for Jo at West Herts Hospitals for their ‘selfless dedication’.

Moving: Posting a picture in tribute to his late mother, Russell told fans she was a ‘force-of-nature who brought sunshine to the many she met’

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