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06th Nov 2023

Sir David Jason shares incredible health update for first time since major surgery

Charlie Herbert

Sir David Jason health update

Jason announced earlier this year that he was having a ‘new bionic body part fitted’

Sir David Jason has delighted fans after he provided an incredible health update following major surgery.

The Only Fools and Horses legend had announced earlier this year that he would be undergoing hip surgery, and was therefore forced to drop out of the show’s convention in Milton Keynes which was due to take place in October.

In a statement at the time, Jason, who played Del Boy in the iconic BBC comedy, said: “I am so very sorry for the disappointment and all the inconvenience it may cause but we are having to change the date of the forthcoming Only Fools and Horses Convention.

“Unfortunately I have just been advised I need a new bionic body part fitted.

“I won’t tell you which part it is, or you will all want one! And don’t worry it’s not being supplied by Monkey Harris, it’ll be the pukka gear.”

David Jason played Del Boy in 64 episodes of Only Fools and Horses from 1981 to 2003

The convention was rescheduled to January 13 and 14 next year, and the actor said he hoped “everyone will be able to make the new date and we can all have something cushty to look forward to!

The 83-year-old added: “These events are such an enjoyable celebration for myself and the rest of the Only Fools cast, and it is such a privilege to meet so many of you, but I want to do it with the smile on my face I always have had.”

Well, it seems like the surgery was a resounding success.

In a video shared by the Only Fools and Horses Appreciation Society on X, Jason walks into view looking frail on some crutches.

But with the Rocky music playing in the background, he casts them away before shadowboxing and flexing his muscles.

Only Fools fans were quick to express their joy at the video, with one person commenting: “Legend! Long live David Jason.”

Another said: “Lovely jubbly, he can knock, knock, knock out now!”

A third added: “Recovering well what a legend!!”

And someone else joked that Jason was turning into another Only Fools icon, joking: “Del Boy is becoming Uncle Albert!”

Fans will be able to catch Sir David at the Only Fools and Horses convention in Milton Keynes in January next year.

The convention said on its website: “Following on from our successful conventions over the past 3 years, Sir David Jason is returning once again in person to meet his fans, along with other star guests who have appeared on our screens as part of our beloved Only Fools & Horses.

“Following our recent announcement with the change of Convention date we are delighted to confirm we will be returning across the weekend of Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th January 2024 to Double Tree Milton Keynes.”

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