TV star, fashion stylist and chef Gok Wan gives update on dad after he told fans he was 'poorly' in hospital

John Tung Shing Wan, the father of TV presenter, fashionista, chef and DJ Gok Wan, is in hospital. Photo by Instagram/therealgokwan.John Tung Shing Wan, the father of TV presenter, fashionista, chef and DJ Gok Wan, is in hospital. Photo by Instagram/therealgokwan.
John Tung Shing Wan, the father of TV presenter, fashionista, chef and DJ Gok Wan, is in hospital. Photo by Instagram/therealgokwan. | Instagram/therealgokwan
TV presenter Gok Wan has given his fans an update on his dad’s health after he told fans he had to go to hospital because he “has been a little poorly”.

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”

Now, Wan has given an update on his father’s health. Alongside a photo of John sitting smiling in a hospital bed, which he shared earlier today (Tuesday July 9), 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.”

Wan, who will celebrate his milestone 50th birthday this year, still has not revealed exactly what health issues his father is having.

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Once again, the star was given lots of support from his fans in the comments section of his most recent posts. One person said: “Poppa Wan started the fashion game. Get well soon.” Another said: “Aww he looks happy . Sending lots of love to him.” A third said: “Poppa Wan is a little cutie. Get well soon, love and healing wishes being sent virtually.”

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. At the time, he wrote a tribute to her, saying: “Ali was the smartest, most courageous, sensitive and kind person any one of us could have had the privilege to meet. In my eyes, she was simply perfect. We spent many years preparing for this moment but no amount of talks or planning could have prepared me for this overwhelming pain.”

Writing on Instagram on Monday (July 8), he said: “Last night we celebrated our darling Fanny. It was sad, happy, celebratory and fun… all at the same time. I know she was laughing and crying with us. I miss you so much Al. It’s been a tough few days but I’ve woken up today and remembered what you have always said to me … enjoy the small stuff. The sun is shining and my morning cuppa tastes amazing. That’s enough for me today. Miss you x.” Along with his sweet caption, he shared a photo of a huge bouquet of flowers and a photo of Ali.

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