Bert Newton rushed to hospital again

Josephine Rozenberg-Clarke

Just last month Aussie TV legend Bert Newton was treated in hospital for pneumonia – and it seems he isn’t quite in the clear.

The star was rushed back to Melbourne’s Epworth Hospital yesterday after suffering more complications from the illness, which first developed five weeks ago.

Sunrise has reported that the star is now suffering from anemia, and will be required to remain at Epworth for "a few more days" while he regains his strength.

Bert pictured in hospital last month with his grandkids by his side. Source: Instagram

The 78-year-old’s wife Patti was by his side when he was admitted.

The star (pictured in 2011) has battled several health issues over the past few years. Source: Getty

“Patti definitely looked stressed, like something was really up,” an onlooker told Woman's Day.

Patti (pictured yesterday) looked stressed at the hospital. Source: Diimex

“She was far from her usual calm self.”

Patti and daughter Lauren outside Epworth. Source: Diimex

KIIS FM reports that Bert has been undergoing X-rays to investigate the cause of the complications and lingering cough.

Bert was out and about just days after his hospitalisation last month. Source: Diimex

Meanwhile, a close friend of the couple told Woman’s Day that aside from these recent incidents, Bert has been hospitalised on “a number of unreported occasions”.

Bert's family looked downcast as they left hospital without him. Source: Diimex
Patti is said to be

“Bert has a strong constitution,” the source adds.

The star's family pictured at Epworth Hospital yesterday. Source: Diimex

“He will rally and say, ‘Stop worrying, I’m OK’, when doctors least expect it. They don’t make them like Bert anymore.”

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Patti, 72, attended Sunday's Logie Awards sporting an image of her husband on the back of her gold sequinned blazer.

Patti took Bert to the Logies...kind of! Source: Instagram

She sad on the red carpet that Bert wasn't feeling up to attending, "so I decided he couldn't miss it and brought him along anyway".

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