Bob Harris to pause BBC Radio 2 show to recover from heart scare

Country music DJ sustains torn aorta while out walking but tells listeners he is ‘on the road to recovery’

BBC Radio 2’s Bob Harris will take a break from presenting the station’s flagship country music show after sustaining a torn aorta.

The incident occurred while Harris, 73, was out walking. Harris has walked five miles a day since being diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2007. He said it has given him a level of fitness that he is “convinced helped save my life” after suffering the aortic rupture.

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