Barry Humphries estranged daughter patches up feud with ill dad
Barry Humphries makes hilarious This Morning appearance in 2021
Barry Humphries, 89, who plays purple-haired Dame Edna Everage, was rushed to the hospital in a “serious condition” after suffering complications following hip surgery.
His family recently broke their silence by revealing that not only had he received concerned fans’ messages, but he was asking for more of them.
Barry’s estranged daughter Emily Humphries, who he reportedly had an ongoing feud with, is said to have flown to be at her father’s bedside.
It was announced on Wednesday that the much-loved comedian is “comfortable” and surrounded by loved ones in hospital.
According to reports, Emily is said to have not spoken to him for over 20 years but has rushed to be with her dad.
Peter Ford, a reporter at Channel Seven’s Sunrise, told The Sun: “I’m pleased to say that the estrangement has now been patched up, that’s a good thing”.
The comedian’s sons, Oscar and Rupert, also flew from London to Sydney on Monday after doctors advised them to be with their beloved dad amid his condition.
“Barry won’t give up easily. Barry has something marked on his calendar and that is to say, he’ll be back on stage before the end of the year,” Ford said.
“He’s been travelling around the UK last year doing a one-man show, largely sitting in a chair and talking about the great characters he’s created through the years.
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“Whether that’s a realistic goal for Barry, I don’t know, but either way it’s not over until it’s over but I am told Barry’s health has worsened in the last week.”
Ford also said things are tough for the comedian but added: “I reckon Barry has a fighting spirit and he’s not going to give up easily.”
The comedian’s family released a statement that read: “Barry Humphries is currently in hospital receiving treatment for health issues.
“Barry would like to thank everybody for the support and good wishes he’s received but would like more and more.
“He would also like to thank the wonderful doctors, nurses and staff at St Vincent’s Hospital.”
Last week, journalist Andrew Neil revealed he had visited Barry in the hospital.
He tweeted: “Visited legendary Barry Humphries in Sydney hospital during my Oz trip. As always he had me in stitches even though he’s been undergoing various treatments for months in hospital.
“I am in awe of his courage. And, of course, his humour, which is irrepressible, even in adversity.”
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