Richard Bacon gives up alcohol after his near-death experience - talks to 5 live about his recent events

Jul 23, 03:51 PM

Former BBC Radio 5 Live presenter Richard Bacon has revealed he has given up alcohol following his recent near-death illness.

He was taken ill with pneumonia earlier this month, which resulted in him being put into a medically-induced coma for nine days.

Speaking to Colin Paterson on BBC Radio 5 live’s Afternoon Edition, Bacon said he has made the decision to give up alcohol as a way of regaining some control over his life.