SuperSport's Neil Andrews to undergo triple bypass operation

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  • SuperSport's Neil Andrews was admitted to hospital on Saturday after experiencing chest pains.
  • He is said to undergo a triple bypass operation on Tuesday.
  • SuperSport tells Channel24: "His spirits are up, and he says he's feeling fine."

SuperSport's Neil Andrews will undergo triple bypass surgery on Tuesday after being admitted to hospital on Saturday. 

The Sporting Post reports that Neil was admitted to hospital on Saturday after "pains in his solar plexus became unbearable".

Known to millions of SuperSport viewers over decades, the well-liked and highly respected TV personality will undergo a triple bypass operation at the Fourways Life Hospital in Fourways, Johannesburg on Tuesday.

The sports commentator, who was born in England but emigrated with his family to South Africa in 1975, is married to Hlohlo and he's the father of Elijah Gabriel Andrews (10 months), Noah Benjamin (2) and Brighton Nathaniel (7). He has a daughter Melissa Jade (23) and son Gregory (19) from a previous relationship.

In June this year Neil opened up about the stressful impact that Covid-19 and lockdown has had on him and his family, telling The Sporting Post: "As with every South African, this time has been a real challenge both financially and emotionally.

"But I am mindful that I remain abundantly blessed. I have a beautiful, healthy young family, and my wife and I have witnessed them growing up literally in front of our eyes."

SuperSport in response to a media enquiry about Neil on Monday night told Channel24: "SuperSport can confirm that Neil has been hospitalised and will undergo surgery tomorrow. That said, his spirits are up, and he says he's feeling fine."

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