Sandi Toksvig said she had left an Australian hospital after contracting bronchitis while on tour in the country.
The 64-year-old comedian and presenter, known for hosting Great British Bake Off and QI, had completed dates in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide before she fell ill.
Toksvig told her Twitter followers on Tuesday: “Thank you to everyone who sent such kind words while I was unwell.
“I have now been discharged from the hospital and continue to recuperate in Australia until I am healthy enough to fly back home.
“My immortality (literally) is thanks to Australia’s excellent medical service.”
She will begin the New Zealand leg of her tour on Sunday, visiting Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland.
Her show, titled Sandi Toksvig Live!, has been described as “an evening of comedy and curiosity” in which she shares “little-known facts” and tells “those little-known facts” fairy tales” along with some “really silly jokes”.
An earlier statement from Toksvig’s Twitter account said on Saturday: “Due to illness, Sandi canceled the New Zealand leg of her tour.
“She was hospitalized with bronchial pneumonia while still in Australia and was unable to travel or perform.”
Bronchiolitis is a type of pneumonia characterized by acute inflammation of the bronchi, two large tubes that carry air from the trachea to the lungs, and often accompanied by inflammatory plaques in nearby lobules.
Toksvig announced her departure from her role as co-host of Bake Off in January 2020, saying she wanted to focus on other projects.
Tiny British star Matt Lucas has been announced as her replacement, with comedian Noel Fielding presenting from inside the Channel 4 show’s tent.
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