GMB host Iain Dale rushed to hospital after falling down escalator

The LBC presenter was taken by ambulance to St Thomas’s Hospital after falling down an escalator at London’s Charing Cross Station.

Iain Dale detailed the extent of his injuries following the incident and revealed he had a “badly broken hip”.

The GMB broadcaster shared he was scheduled to undergo an operation on Monday (May 22).

Opening up about the accident to his 270,000 followers at the weekend, Iain wrote on Twitter: “Some news.

“This afternoon I tripped at the top of an escalator at Charing X Tube.

“I was taken by ambulance to St Thomas’s. I have a badly broken hip. Replacement op scheduled for Monday. Superb care from all here.

“Big shout out to the all female ambulance crew led by Nicole and Poppy who tended to me and got me out of the station.

“And to Reda, Maverick and the lovely London Undergroubd staff at Charing Cross. So impressive and caring.”

The on-screen pundit has since issued an update on his recovery.

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The 60-year-old told social media users yesterday: “Had hip replacement & all is well!

“Went in at 8.45am & woke up at 12. Pain has disappeared. So happy & relieved! What a top hospital this is.

“So many nice messages from friends & complete strangers, it’s all a bit overwhelming!

“PS 5 hours after the op they’ve got me on my feet!”

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