Lord Allan Sugar will be gracing UK TV screens with the 15th series of The Apprentice. For over a decade the business tycoon has entertained audiences with the show that gives 12 hopefuls the chance to impress the king of business in the hopes of securing a £1 million partnership. The entrepreneur revealed that he has been contracted to the BBC for another series thereafter. Speaking to Digital Spy and others at a screening for the new series, Allan said: “One more series is what I am contracted for – just for the record. I might do it to twenty, twenty is a round figure, OK.” His confidence for going strong wavered at one point in his life however, when a doctor became concerned for his health.
I go and have this thing and see the doctor, who is reading the scans, and he said to me, ‘You better go straight to A&E. It was dangerous
Lord Allan Sugar
Speaking to Piers Morgan on Life Stories about his health shock, Allan explained: “I go and have this thing and see the doctor, who is reading the scans, and he said to me, ‘You better go straight to A&E. It was dangerous.”
Sugar’s spokesman, Andrew Bloch announced previously: “As part of his normal annual health check routine in the USA, Lord Sugar has had an angiogram and other heart tests.”
The NHS explained: “An angiogram is a type of X-ray used to examine blood vessels.
“They are used to help diagnose conditions that affect blood vessels and the flow of blood through them. These include:
Coronary heart disease – the blood flow through the artery that supplies the heart muscle is disrupted because it has become narrowed
Aneurysm – a section of a blood vessel wall bulges outward due to a weakness in the wall
Atherosclerosis – blood vessels become clogged up with fatty substances, such as cholesterol
Thankfully, it was not serious and Allan was soon on the mend.
Sugar’s spokesman, Andrew Bloch announced: “As part of his normal annual health check routine in the USA, Lord Sugar has had an angiogram and other heart tests.
“This minor procedure included the fitting of a stent. Lord Sugar was on the mend within a day and cleared to resume exercise after a week.”
The NHS added: “Most modern angioplasty procedures also involve inserting a short wire-mesh tube, called a stent, into the artery during the procedure.
“The stent is left in place permanently to allow blood flow more freely.
“A coronary angioplasty is preformed using local anaesthetic which means a person is awake while the procedure is carried out.”
Sugar made a full recovery following the stent insertion, Bloch added: “He is in perfect medical health and plays tennis and rides his bike for 40 mile regularly.”
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