Miriam Margolyes in hospital with chest infection as Harry Potter star shares photos with fans
Posted by  badge Boss on May 09
The actress is staying in hospital for longer than expected (Picture: Facebook/Miriam Margolyes)

star has revealed that she’s being taken care of in hospital.

In updates shared on , the 81-year-old explained that her energy was increasing during her medical care.

She explained that she was suffering from a chest infection, meaning that she was going to have to stay in hospital for longer than expected.

In a Facebook post, Miriam thanked her ‘precious friends’ who thought of her on her ‘TAVI DAY’ while sharing a selfie of herself lying in bed in a hospital gown. ‘TAVI’ stands for ‘transcatheter aortic valve implantation’.

She continued: ‘I did survive and am still in The Royal Brompton Hospital certainly till Sunday. I am growing energy but it’s still not quite me. I am putting this so you know how grateful I am for lovely messages.’

The entertainer promised that she would ‘slowly’ get back to her various projects, including embarking on a book tour, before concluding her message by saying ‘Loving hugs.’

Miriam looked to be in high spirits as she ate a meal by her bed (Picture: Facebook/Miriam Margolyes)

On Monday May 8, Miriam told her followers on Facebook that she expected to go home that day.

‘Heartfelt thanks to all my wonderful friends who sent messages and to the very fine doctors and nurses at the RBHT who put up with me and put a TAVI in the LAVVY. HUGS. MM,’ she wrote.

However, in an update posted on Monday afternoon, she added: ‘I spoke too soon. Can’t come home yet: I have a chest infection. Probably tomorrow. But at least I’m resting. Love to all. Thankyou for your lovely messages.’

In response, one person wrote on Facebook: ‘Thanks for the update, glad you are getting time to rest even if you are being made to do it. much love rest well and then onward.’

Fans of Miriam love hearing her often-bawdy remarks (Picture: Ken McKay/ITV/Shutterstock)

‘Sending lots of nursing healing blessings your way!!’ another said, while someone else wrote: ‘Sorry for delay in going home. You will bounce back. Wishing you a speedy recovery.’

In January this year, , explaining that ‘it’s only because I don’t really have sex any more’.

‘I just like to remember it and talk about it,’ she shared with.

‘I think it would be nice if you mentioned that it was pleasant to talk to me, because a lot of people seem to think that I’m a hateful old hag, and I think that’s completely unfair.’

The star played Professor Pomona Sprout in the Harry Potter movies (Picture: Warner Bros)

Miriam has been in a relationship with Heather Sutherland for more than 50 years, although they have never lived permanently together.

She recently hit back at the .

‘He had more talent in his little finger than they had in their whole bodies, all of them. I’m outraged by it, and I want to speak up now to support him,’ she told .

‘A hugely funny, talented, witty satirist and observer of the human condition. He was acerbic, and he was often quite nasty. But he was a genius, and sometimes you have to accept that.’