Greg James misses Radio 1 slot after wife is rushed to hospital for emergency surgery
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Radio 1 listeners may have noticed Greg James' absence this morning after he was replaced by Jordan North.
James usually hosts the BBC breakfast show from 7:30am to 11am on weekdays, but was MIA today, Friday, 15 September.
But 37-year-old James forewarned fans that he wouldn't be on today's show in the wake of his wife Bella Mackie, 40, being rushed to hospital.
Sharing a selfie from hospital yesterday, How To Kill Your Family author Mackie wrote on social media: "In the morning I have to have surgery for appendicitis and I am terrified.
"If you've had this op and want to reassure me, that would be nice (only reassurance nothing else)."
According to the NHS, an appendicitis is the swelling of the appendix.
"Nobody knows exactly what the appendix does, but removing it is not harmful," the website adds.
Symptoms include pain in the middle of your stomach with pain later travelling to the lower right-hand side, with the area being sore to touch.
People may also experience lose of appetite, nausea and/or constipation and diarrhoea.
Of course doting husband James, whom she wed in 2018, was by her side during the scary ordeal and also took to Instagram to update his 1.1 million followers on what was happening.
Resharing Mackie's post, James penned: "Today hasn't been a classic tbh."
In a second snap of James and Mackie together, he assured everyone that he was with his other half to 'keep her company'.
"Luckily for her she married an annoyingly upbeat man to keep her company (before I get chucked out)," he wrote.
Addressing when he was next on air, he added: "Back on the radio on Monday so I can be on call in the morning. Jordan [North's] gonna cover coz he's nice."
The radio and TV star went on to praise the NHS as being 'brilliant' as he quipped that he thought his wife was going to kick him out for being annoying.
Alongside a video of James beeping along to a heart monitor, he said: "Tbh I think Bella might chuck me out before the nurses do.
"Ps. I know it's always mentioned but f**king hell we're lucky that so many brilliant people work for the NHS."
James went on: "They've all been so kind to a very anxious patient today."
Depending on the type of surgery Mackie's having, she'll hopefully be able to return to her usual routine in one to three weeks.
Get well soon, Bella!