Author Michael Rosen leaves intensive care after eight weeks in hospital

Author Michael Rosen has left intensive care after being in hospital for eight weeks.

The 74-year-old, who’s best known for his poetry and books including We’re Going On A Bear Hunt, was taken to intensive care in March, with his wife Emma-Louise updating fans on Twitter.

She has not confirmed if his condition is related to coronavirus.

Her latest update reads: ‘Today Michael @MichaelRosenYes has been in hospital for 8 weeks & I’m v happy to say he left ICU yesterday after a long & difficult 47 days.

‘His recovery is continuing on the Ward & will take time. He has done so well to get through this but please don’t expect him back here yet.’

On Michael’s official account, Emma added: ‘HELLO FROM EMMA: Some good news! Thanks to @NHSuk and the amazing efforts of the lovely kind staff @WhitHealth Emma x @Underthecranes @J0e_R0sen.’

Fans have been quick to send messages of support, with one writing: ‘Excellent news. Keep improving Michael.’

He was named the Children’s Laureate from 2007 to 2009, and has also worked as a scriptwriter and broadcaster during his impressive career.

Michael is also a father to five children – Eddie, Emile, Joe, Isaac, and Elsie.

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