THE BBC Scotland presenter, Jackie Bird, has reportedly undergone emergency surgery, on being admitted to hospital after complaining of severe stomach pains.
Reports the Sunday Mail, for whom Bird write a column, she was just three hours from death after suffering a rare bowel condition.
It is being said that part of her intestine was removed during emergency surgery at hospital in East Kilbride.
Update: November 12 2012: She is on the mend, it is now being reported.
Plus: For some bizarre reason, Jackie Bird was mistaken by us – in yesterday’s reporting of this story – for fellow broadcaster, Carol Smillie , who was featured in yesterday’s Scotland on Sunday, as a painter of not inconsiderable talent. Apologies for the confusion.