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Former Sky Sports presenter Charlie Webster in coma with malaria in Rio

Former Sky Sports presenter Charlie Webster in coma with malaria in Rio

Former Sky Sports presenter Charlie Webster is in a coma with malaria in a Rio hospital following a 3,000-mile charity cycle ride.

The 33-year-old became unwell after watching the Olympic opening ceremony.

Sky said Ms Webster’s agent had confirmed that she was on life support with a rare strain of the disease.

The TV presenter was said to have dehydrated after the gruelling six-week Ride to Rio challenge. She was admitted to hospital the day after the Olympics opening ceremony after her condition deteriorated.

She posted a picture of herself on Twitter from her hospital bed on 9 August where she said she was recovering from a “serious infection”.

She did not post anything else and an update was shared on 11 August saying Webster had been diagnosed with “a severe complication caused by a bacterial infection”.

Updated: Thursday 18 August 2016
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