A Sydney hospital where Australian entertainer Barry Humphries is currently being treated has denied reports that he is in an “unresponsive” state.
St Vincent’s Hospital said that reports on Thursday by multiple local media outlets were incorrect, and that Humphries was “stable” and “in the best hands”.
The 89-year-old, best known for his character Dame Edna Everage, is being treated at the hospital after suffering “health issues” following hip surgery.
According to Sydney’s Daily Telegraph, he was readmitted after suffering complications.
On Thursday it was further reported by multiple local outlets that Humphries had gone into an “unresponsive state” and had been given morphine by doctors.
But a spokesperson for the hospital later said the reports were “not accurate”.
“Reports that he is unresponsive are not accurate,” a hospital spokesperson said.
“He remains stable in the hospital in the best hands.”