Doctors prepared to announce my DEATH, Boris Johnson reveals

Doctors prepared to announce Boris Johnson’s DEATH while he battled coronavirus: Prime Minister reveals medics planned for the worst when it was ’50-50 whether they were going to put a tube down my windpipe’

  • The Prime Minister has said he was ‘not in particularly brilliant shape’ in hospital 
  • He battled coronavirus at St Thomas’ Hospital in central London last month  
  • It comes as the first picture of his new child with Carrie Symonds was revealed 
  • He has named the child after two of the doctors who helped in his Covid-19 fight 
  • Here’s how to help people impacted by Covid-19

Boris Johnson has revealed that doctors prepared to announce his death in case he lost his coronavirus battle.

The Prime Minister, 55, has admitted he was ‘not in particularly brilliant shape’ while battling the disease at St Thomas’ Hospital in central London last month. 

He said he was given ‘litres and litres’ of oxygen as medics battled to keep him alive in intensive care.

Mr Johnson’s comments come as his partner Carrie Symonds, 32, shared the first picture of their child, Wilfred Lawrie Nicholas Johnson, today – revealing that the middle name Nicholas was a tribute to two NHS doctors ‘that saved Boris’ life last month’ following his battle with coronavirus.

The Prime Minister, 55, (pictured) has said he was ‘not in particularly brilliant shape’ while battling the disease at St Thomas’ Hospital in central London last month

Boris Johnson speaks from self isolation on April 3 just days before he was taken to hospital

He told the Sun On Sunday: ‘It was a tough old moment, I won’t deny it. They had a strategy to deal with a ‘death of Stalin’-type scenario.

‘I was not in particularly brilliant shape and I was aware there were contingency plans in place.

‘The doctors had all sorts of arrangements for what to do if things went badly wrong.

‘They gave me a face mask so I got litres and litres of oxygen and for a long time I had that and the little nose jobbie.’

He added: ‘The bad moment came when it was 50-50 whether they were going to have to put a tube down my windpipe.

‘That was when it got a bit . . . they were starting to think about how to handle it presentationally.’

It comes as it was announced today that the Prime Minister and his fiancee Carrie Symonds have called their newborn Wilfred Lawrie Nicholas Johnson.

Nicholas is in tribute to Dr Nick Price and Dr Nick Hart ‘the two doctors that saved Boris’ life last month’, according to Ms Symonds.

Mr Johnson was admitted to intensive care at St Thomas’ hospital in London suffering with Covid-19.

St Thomas’s Hospital where Prime Minister Boris Johnson was kept overnight

Dr Nicholas Price is a consultant in infectious diseases and general medicine, according to the Guys and St Thomas’ NHS trust website, with further expertise in infection prevention and control.

Professor Nicholas Hart is the director of the Lane Fox Respiratory Service at the Guys and St Thomas’ trust, and a professor of respiratory and critical care medicine at King’s College London.

He has expertise in rehabilitation and home mechanical ventilation with chronic respiratory failure, according to his profile.

The medics shared their ‘warm congratulations’ with the couple, and said in a statement: ‘We are honoured and humbled to have been recognised in this way, and we give our thanks to the incredible team of professionals who we work with at Guy’s at St Thomas’ and who ensure every patient receives the best care.

‘We wish the new family every health and happiness.’

The NHS in London said: ‘We are proud of the tributes made by Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds to the dedicated staff in London’s NHS.

‘We wish the family all the best.’

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