The Apprentice’s Lord Alan Sugar is recovering after undergoing an urgent procedure aimed to reduce the risk of a heart attack after worries for his safety.
The Sun is reporting that the Apprentice hirer and firer had a stent installed during his winter break.
The operation came after tests revealed he had a narrowing artery.
A small tube of mesh has been added around a balloon which is inserted into a coronary artery via a catheter and it’s all completed while the patient is awake and under local anaesthetic, and does not require a prolonged hospital stay.
Lord Sugar’s spokesperson told The Sun: “He was on the mend within a day and cleared to resume exercise after a week.
“He’s in perfect medical health and plays tennis and rides his bike for 40 miles regularly.”
Lord Sugar confirmed on Twitter that his upcoming pilot medical has been “temporarily suspended” as a result of the procedure – but has been up in the air with his instructor Spencer Rich, who was piloting the plane.
— Lord Sugar (@Lord_Sugar) January 15, 2017
“UK/US pilot medical been temporarily suspended due to a medical procedure @TheSun saw tweet in my plane,” he tweeted. “Pilot in command was an instructor.”
The Apprentice returns in Autumn 2017.