BBC Scotland’s Glenn Campbell treated for brain tumour

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BBC Scotland’s Glenn Campbell treated for brain tumour
Posted by TV Newsroom on Wednesday 9 August 2023

BBC Scotland political editor Glenn Campbell has announced he is being treated for a brain tumour.

The tumour was discovered while Glenn was being treated after a cycling accident in which he broke 10 ribs.

Glenn said: “I don’t think the tumour caused my accident or vice versa but it is possible that falling off my bike has helped reveal the tumour earlier than might otherwise have been the case.

“I am as optimistic as it is possible to be and I have already started researching charities to support with some fundraising.”

The 47-years-old joined BBC Scotland in 2001 as a political correspondent and presents the corporation’s Scottish election programmes.

A number of political figures in Scotland posted messages of support on social media, including the First Minister Humza Yousaf, who said: “Very sorry to hear this news, a worrying time for Glenn and his family. My best wishes to @GlennBBC for a speedy and full recovery.”

And the SNP’s former Westminster leader Ian Blackford said: “Every best wish to you @GlennBBC for your treatment and recovery. I look forward to you being back at work holding [us] all to account!”

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