BBC broadcaster Jennie Gow has provided an update on her health after she suffered a stroke.
And the much-loved star revealed “I might not be here now” if it was not for her husband.
Jennie Gow has provided an update on her health after suffering a stroke
Her husband, Jamie Coley, has helped her provide a health update on Twitter
The 45-year-old has become a huge favourite after playing prominent roles in both Netflix’s F1 series Drive to Survive and her commentaries on Extreme E.
But her career was cast in doubt after she revealed the medical emergency has affected her communication skills when revealing she had suffered a stroke this month.
Releasing a statement on social media, Gow wrote earlier:””Hi everyone, been quiet the last few weeks, this is because I suffered a serious stroke two weeks ago.
“My husband is helping me type this, as I’m finding it hard to write and my speech is most affected. I’m desperate to make a full recovery and return to work but it might take some time.
“Thank you to the medical teams at Frimley and St George’s and my family and friends who’ve got me through the last fortnight X.”
Gow continued: “A month ago today I collapsed with a stroke.
“With a lot of help from the NHS, friends and family we are finding our feet in this post Stroke world.
“I am having rehab every day (with lots of homework) and we are seeing progress but I can’t tell you how exhausting it is!”
Gow then paid tribute to her husband Jamie Coley and her daughter, adding: “A final mention to my daughter and most importantly the husband, @jamiecoley396.
“Without him, I might not be here now. (Excuse any mistakes – learning the write again is tough) Thanks for your support!!”
A host of well-wishes quickly arrived in the replies to her update.
Fellow BBC broadcaster Sonali Shah wrote: “Oh Jenny – sending you love and strength for your recovery.”
Presenter Nicola Hume: “One day at a time. Sending you lots of love xx.”
While racing driver Alice Powell wrote: “Keep strong hun, you can do this.”
Many stroke victims suffer from Aphasia and it affects their ability to speak and sometimes their ability to understand what others are saying.
However, it is possible to recover through the help of speech and language therapy.
Gow, who celebrated a decade of working in F1 last year, has become one of the most popular voices over recent years.
Prior to her exploits covering F1, she led BBC’s MotoGP coverage and filled in for Natalie Pinkham on Radio 5 Live.