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Patti Newton Shares Photo of Husband Bert Following Leg Amputation Surgery

Patti Newton Shares Photo of Husband Bert Following Leg Amputation Surgery


Aussie icon Bert Newton looks to be in good spirits as wife Patti Newton shares photo of him recovering in hospital from leg amputation surgery.

The photo shared on Instagram shows a beaming Bert with his grand daughter Lola, 7 (daughter of Lauren Newton and husband Matt Welsh who also have Sam, 12, Eva, 10, Monty, three, daughter Perla, two, and baby Alby who was born in 2020.)

Patti captioned the photo: “I wanted to show you Bert’s doing OK, still flirting with the nurses and having a laugh. Spending time with his darling Lola. And taking a day at a time. A long journey but he’s blessed with so much love.”

Bert Newton. 82 had to have his leg amputated earlier this year after an infected toe got out of hand.

“It got worse … he was seeing doctors and specialists and they couldn’t seem to get it right, it kept on spreading,” close friend and entertainment reporter Peter Ford said in an interview. “Basically he was told last week, you have a couple of months to live, or if you have your leg amputated, you’ll probably have a few years. So, he agreed to have the leg amputated on Saturday.”

Ford however says the Newtons are conscious to not have people view their journey as a “sad” story.

“They said, ‘We had a choice. Other people don’t have a choice. Bert wants to keep on living, because he adores Patti, his children and his grandkids, and he wants to have as much time as he can with them,’” Ford said.

The Aussie entertainer has been through several health issues in the past. In 2011 he battled a serious bout of pneumonia while in 2012 he underwent quadruple bypass surgery.

Images: Instagram

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Chrystal Lovevintage

Chrystal Lovevintage

Chrystal is a writer and blogger who loves nothing more than watching back to back episodes of crime shows. Should she ever find herself needing to cover up a crime, she'll know exactly what to do! Her dream is to one day live in Palm Springs where she can do her writing poolside while drinking endless gin and tonics. Mum to the cutest twin boys in the world, she loves nothing more than the sound of their laughter (usually heard when they're conspiring against her). Entertainment writer and pop culture junkie, she will be bringing you all the celebrity gossip and news that your brain can handle. You can follow her blog at and on Instagram at Chrystalovevintage

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