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The life-affirming legacy of my near-death experience

2 days ago   |   By The Guardian

Before I nearly died I suffered from acute anxiety - but there's been no sign of it since A few weeks ago, the TV and radio presenter Richard Bacon was in the news for having spent seven days in an induced coma in Lewisham Hospital in south London after becoming ill with a lung infection on a flight from Los Angeles. Doctors told him afterwards that he had nearly died. My first reaction to this was: how dreadful for him and his family. My second reaction, more or less on top of the first, was: seven days? That's nothing. In 2012, I spent three weeks in an induced coma at King's College...
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