Peter O’Toole in new health scare

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Updated: April 25, 2011

Peter Toole, who has been in hospital since he suffered a horrific fall at Aintree on April 9 has been diagnosed with a chest infection at the Walton Centre in Liverpool.

Toole was admitted to hospital after he fell from Classic Fly on the Saturday of the Aintree Grand National festival. Toole was found to have bleeding on his brain and has been in hospital since.

The young jockey has not regained full consciousness since he was admitted into the Walton Centre. It was hoped that the young jockey would be allowed to leave hospital soon but that now seems unlikely not given this latest setback.

 His father Jim said on Monday that he son is in for a long fight if he is to regain his full health “He’s very ill – he’ll open his eyes but he’s only semi-conscious and he’s not come round yet.” He has slight use of his left arm but he’s a long way from right. It’s going to be a long haul and the doctors can’t really do much to assess his condition until he regains consciousness.

“He got a chest infection, he’s that ill he just picked it up and he couldn’t have visitors, which is a shame as a lot of the boys have wanted to visit him and see him.”

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