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'Ecstatic' George Hook recovering well after knee operation

George Hook following his operation today
George Hook following his operation today

Declan Whooley

Broadcaster George Hook has said he is "ecstatic" after his knee operation today while also lamenting the fact so many patients are being forced to wait on trolleys.

The rugby pundit was in positive mood prior to his operation this morning at the Blackrock Clinic, even joking to tell Pamela Anderson that he was doing fine prior to going under the knife.

The broadcaster posting messages from his Twitter account after surgery to indicate that everything had gone according to script.

"I am ecstatic! All appears to have gone well. Sadly no further news on ED. The epidural has left me no feeling below the waist. Sorry Pam," he tweeted.

"I must confess to a feeling of sadness that 600 people are on trollies and thanks to VHI I am in a smart room in Blackrock Clinic."

Hook told his followers that his wife Ingrid was highly supportive of him ahead of the surgical procedure, but was less than impressed with his "cavalier attitude" before the operation.

The 73 year-old revealed last year that he plans to leave television after the Rugby World Cup 2015 and his popular Newstalk radio show will end in September 2016.

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