This site uses cookies to improve your experience and to provide services and advertising. By continuing to browse, you agree to the use of cookies described in our Cookies Policy. You may change your settings at any time but this may impact on the functionality of the site. To learn more see our Cookies Policy.
#Open journalism No news is bad news

Your contributions will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you

Support The Journal
Dublin: 9 °C Thursday 28 May, 2020

'Get-well' wishes flood in for George Hamilton

RTE broadcaster’s fans show their support after he has emergency heart bypass surgery.

Image: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

RTE HAS BEEN receiving scores of messages from well-wishers after it was reported that broadcaster George Hamilton had a heart bypass.

Hamilton’s sports colleague Des Cahill told listeners on RTE1′s Saturday Sport that the station had been inundated with messages for George. Journalist Elaine Keogh reported in several newspapers this morning that Hamilton, 60, was recovering in Blackrock Clinic in Dublin after undergoing the emergency cardiac operation.

Cahill said:

We’ll pass them (messages) onto George. We’re delighted that you’re thinking of him.

The RTE man’s Twitter account has also started to attract messages of support.

Hamilton has his own page on which pays tribute to his years of colourful commentary (sample quote: “The orange tide is lapping against the green door which refuses to open”) but he shows another side to his personality with a weekly column on classical music for the Irish Independent.

We’ll leave it to Apres Match to pay due homage to a Hamilton-ism at 1:00:

  • Share on Facebook
  • Email this article

About the author:

Read next: