Speaking about the ordeal the presenter said: “I hoped I wasn’t going to die, and I was hanging on in there, but the pain was so acute at one point I thought it might be a blessed relief.”
The star, who is reluctant to ever hang up his spade, initially thought that the pain was indigestion, and waited for it to ease, however this did not happen.
“At first, I thought it was indigestion as I know that can give you chest pains, but it didn’t wear off.
“I didn’t know what was wrong and although I didn’t think it was a heart attack, because the pain wasn’t going down my arm, it was frightening,” Alan explained to The Sunday Post.
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