The BBC’s political editor Nick Robinson has returned to work on the eve of the election campaign following a lung operation.
Robinson, who revealed in February that he was undergoing treatment for lung cancer, said in a blog post that the operation had been “a complete success” and that he was now undergoing chemotherapy.
He said he would be returning to ‘normal service’ “as soon as possible,” but marked the beginning of the 2015 election campaign proper with “a little light blogging.”
“The operation to remove a carcinoid tumour from my lung was a complete success,” he wrote. “I am now beginning a course of chemotherapy to try to stop the cancer even daring to think of returning. I’m also working to restore the strength of my voice after the op.
“Many thanks to all the doctors and nurses who have been, and are, looking after me – particularly at the Royal Brompton and Royal Free hospitals,” he added. “Heartfelt thanks too to the many people who have been in touch with their good wishes.”
.@bbcnickrobinson – sorry to hear you'll be off for a few weeks. I wish you well – and a speedy return before the General Election.
— David Cameron (@David_Cameron) February 28, 2015
@bbcnickrobinson best wishes for a speedy recovery. Look forward to seeing you on the campaign trail soon.
— Ed Miliband (@Ed_Miliband) February 28, 2015
The BBC said in February that Robinson was aiming to be back in time to cover the election in May.