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BREAKING NEWS: Patti Newton confirms husband Bert Newton has been hospitalised

Get better soon, Bert!

By Lucy Bode
Fears continue to mount over Bert Newton's ailing health after the 82-year-old was admitted to hospital in Melbourne this week.
While the reason behind his stay is not yet known, the Gold Logie winner's wife Patti Newton has reassured fans that he's "all good."
On Thursday, she took to Instagram to share a snap of the veteran TV host wearing a surgeon's mask and hair net while reclining in a hospital bed.
"Bert's been in hospital, all good," she captioned it. "'He's Got a Lot of Living to Do."
Many of their famous friends flooded the post with their well-wishes.
"Get well soon lovely man!!" former Miss Universe Australia Erin Holland wrote. "He's got the best care in you Patti."
"Go Bert! Strong as an ox you are. Sending love," added Olympic swimmer Leisel Jones.
"Sending all the love in the world... try to get in a few mask smooches 😘😘 jx," I'm A Celeb host Julia Morris penned.
Bert (pictured) is still in good spirits. (Image: Instagram)
Bert has dealt with a myriad of serious illnesses in the past, including a several bouts of pneumonia and a stint in intensive care after undergoing quadruple heart bypass surgery.
He has suffered anaemia since he underwent a quadruple heart bypass surgery in 2012.
Speaking to the Herald Sun previously, Patti gave an emotional insight into her husband's ongoing road to recovery and admitted that "every morning is a bonus."
"When he had his quadruple bypass, they said it was 50/50 chance," she told the publication. "[Granddaughter] Lola had just been born and all of the rest of the years are bonuses, really."
Patti has been by Bert's side during this latest scare. (Image: Instagram)
The grandfather-of-six went on to credit his partner of 46 years for nursing him back to health.
"I am on a leash, sort of. Patti takes extra special care of what I do and particularly what I don't do."
"I had a bad run for a while health-wise, but now I am pretty good," he continued.
"Since [the surgery] I have had a couple of bouts of pneumonia. Every morning when I wake up, I read the death columns in the paper, and if I am not there we get up and away we go."
After four-and-a-half decades, two children and six grandchildren Patti recently told Now To Love she would be lost without her other half.
"We lived and worked everything that was happening on television, we've spent a lot of time together. If anything happens to either of us, whichever one it is will find it very difficult because we've been in one another's pockets for well over 50 years," Patti revealed at the start of November.
Bert was admitted to hospital with a third bout of pneumonia in 2017 (Image: Instagram)