TV star, DJ and fashionista Gok Wan gives second update on dad as he thanks hospital staff for their care

TV presenter, fashion stylist, chef and DJ Gok Wan has given a second update on his dad's health after he was hospitalised earlier this week. Photo by Instagram/therealgokwan.TV presenter, fashion stylist, chef and DJ Gok Wan has given a second update on his dad's health after he was hospitalised earlier this week. Photo by Instagram/therealgokwan.
TV presenter, fashion stylist, chef and DJ Gok Wan has given a second update on his dad's health after he was hospitalised earlier this week. Photo by Instagram/therealgokwan. | Photo by Instagram/therealgokwan
TV presenter Gok Wan has given his fans a second update on his dad’s health after he told fans he had to go to hospital due to being a “little poorly” earlier this week.

The TV presenter, fashionista, chef and DJ took to his Instagram page on Sunday (July 7) to tell his 1.1 million followers that his beloved father, John Tung Shing Wan, has been admitted to hospital.

Sharing a series of images of himself laying next to his dad in a hospital bed, Wan wrote: “Poppa Wan has been a little poorly so is having some tests done in hospital. Obvs we are all smothering him in love (which he can’t get enough of).”

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Sharing his appreciation for the NHS, he continued: “Being his “baby” I obvs have to get into bed with him for cuddles! The nurses and staff at the hospital have been lovely and kind and super human. We (heart emoji) the NHS thank you for looking after my Daddy x”

Two days later, (on Tuesday July 9), Wan gave an update on his father’s health. Alongside a photo of John sitting smiling in a hospital bed, he wrote: “Poppa Wan serving recovery realness.” He also shared a sweet video of his dad, who appeared to be in high spirits, watching TV while wearing his signature black rimmed glasses. In the clip, Wan asked his father if he was “cool”. His father at first seemed to think that his son was referring to his temperature, but when Wan explained that he meant he was asking him if thought he looked “hip” he replied, “I think they suit me, yeah.”

Now, Wan has given one final update on his dad’s condition - and it appears to be good news. Posting another image of himself and his dad smiling this morning (Wednesday July 10), he wrote: “Dad was discharged last night and is now home where he should be. Thank you to all the nurses, doctors and staff who looked after my beautiful hero. I love the NHS. And thank you to all of you for your messages of love and recovery for poppa wan. Social media is not all bad… it can also be a wonderful way of sending love” alongside a heart emoji.

Wan, who will celebrate his milestone 50th birthday this year, still has not revealed exactly what health issues his father is having. Once again, the star was given lots of support from his fans in the comments section of his most recent posts. One person wrote: “Oh my this is wonderful news , I’m a little bit in love with him he is the cutest.” Another person said: “Yayyy, so pleased he’s well enough to be at home. Best recovery. Take care Papa Wan.” A third said: “Lots of love and well wishes to pops Gok x.”

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Wan’s dad’s hospitalisation comes at the same time as he celebrated the life of his late best friend. The fashion icon, 49, confirmed on social media that his friend Ali, better known as Fanny McPhee, died after being diagnosed with cancer in May. He celebrated her life at a gathering with friends on Sunday.

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