Author Michael Rosen, 74, leaves intensive care after 'long and difficult' eight weeks in hospital

Author Michael Rosen, 74, leaves intensive care after 'long and difficult' eight weeks in hospital

Author Michael Rosen, who penned several children's books including We're Going on a Bear Hunt, has left intensive care after 47 days. Mr Rosen was admitted to Whittington Hospital in north London during the final week of March after suffering from coronavirus-like symptoms and was rushed into ICU on March 29 after his health deteriorated. His wife, Emma-Louise Williams, tweeted on Saturday that the two-time Children's Laureate winner had come out of intensive care and will continue his recovery in the hospital ward. However, it has not been confirmed whether the author had indeed contracted coronavirus, with Mr Rosen confirming himself back in March that it may have been a heavy flu. Ms Williams, who works as a radio producer, published on Twitter: 'Today Michael... has been in hospital for eight weeks and I'm very happy to say he left ICU yesterday after a long and difficult 47 days. 'His recovery is continuing on the ward and will take time. 'He has done so well to get through this but please don't expect him back here (on Twitter) yet.' Mr Rosen's wife also tweeted from her husbands account, praising the 'lovely' NHS staff at Whittington Hospital for their 'amazing efforts'. On March 22, the author complained of his illness on social media, tweeting: 'Can't stop my thermostat from crashing: icy hands, hot head. Freezing cold sweats. Under the covers for bed-breaking shakes. Image of war hero biting on a hankie, while best mate plunges live charcoal into the ...
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