Only Fools and Horses icon Sir David Jason issues health update after operation11/16/2023
Sir David Jason has issued a new health update after undergoing a hip operation that forced him to miss a recent Only Fools and Horses convention.
The 83-year old first revealed news of his ailment in August as he expressed his disappointment in missing the event in Milton Keynes. Taking to Facebook at the time, the Del Boy actor explained: "I am so very sorry for the disappointment and all the inconvenience it may cause but we are having to change the date of the forthcoming Only Fools and Horses Convention."
He continued: "Unfortunately, I have just been advised I need a new bionic body part fitted. I won't tell you which part it is, or you will all want one!"
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On Sunday (November 12), the former Touch of Frost star clearly appeared to be on the mend, however, as he shared a video of himself throwing his crutches aside before strolling to the theme tune of Rocky.
Now, the veteran star has opened up to ITV's Lorraine Kelly on his progress, which is sure to delight his legion of fans. Lorraine asked: "I have to ask you, how are you feeling because you had your hip operation. We saw the video that went viral when you threw your crutches, are you ok? Are you on the mend?"
Jason gleefully responded: "Yes! I am on the mend! I am having a little trouble getting the muscles back. Because I was so in firm for two to three weeks and I wasn't using the legs at all, so that is where I am at now. I am getting it back, I am doing some exercises, but the hip itself is wonderful!"
Following his appearance fans flocked to social media to priase the actor, with one commenting on X (formerly Twitter): "David Jason is one person I could sit down and listen to with 100% concentration. Absolute legend." Another added: "Its so strange seeing Sir David Jason old. Whenever I think of him; I just picture him in Only Fools and Horses."
A third wrote: "Love Sir David…ages like a fine wine." And a fourth declared: "David Jason and David Attenborough are my national treasures. They need to live forever."
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Sir David hopes to be present at the next convention, meanwhile, which takes place in the same location in January. Encouraging fans to attend, he said: "I really hope everyone will be able to make the new date (January 13th and 14th ) and we can all have something cushy to look forward to!
"These events are such an enjoyable celebration for myself and the rest of the Only Fools cast, and it is such a privilege to meet so many of you, but I want to do it with the smile on my face I always have had."
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