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Neil Andrews Health Shock

55 year old admits himself after chest pains

Popular Supersport and racing media man Neil Andrews will undergo a triple bypass operation at the Fourways Life Hospital on Tuesday.

The 55 year old admitted himself on Saturday evening after pains in his solar plexus became unbearable.

His Clocking The Gallop partner Nico Kritsiotis told the Sporting Post that he was hoping to get an update from Neil later today.

“This is a shock for all of us and is an indicator of the stressful times under which we are all living. But Neil is a positive person and a fighter. I may get an opportunity to chat to him later today and will keep the Sporting Post readers updated,” added Kritsiotis.

In June Neil Andrews spoke in a Sporting Post interview about trying emotional and financial times following the Covid-19 impact on sport and horseracing.

But he pointed to the ‘abundant blessings’ provided by his family.

He is married to Hlohlo and they have their own ‘Brady Bunch’ – Elijah Gabriel Andrews is ten months old, Noah Benjamin is 2, and Brighton Nathaniel is 7. Neil also has a 23 year old daughter Melissa Jade and son, 19 year old Gregory Scott.

Good luck Neil!

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25 comments on “Neil Andrews Health Shock

  1. Dylan says:

    Shame, good luck Neil. Not nice news to read. A great presenter and wishing and praying for a successful outcome tomorrow. All the best.

  2. Eric says:

    Wishing my good freind Neil Andrew’s a speedy recovery.
    Eric Fordred

  3. david mollett says:

    This is a terrible shock. Neil, Shane McGregor, Andrew Bon and myself met in Lonehill a week ago to discuss whether we were going the CCMA route after being dumped by Tellytrack.
    Neil seemed in good spirits and was looking forward to Saturday’s Emperors Palace Charity Mile where he is regularly one of the celebrities.
    The good thing is that he’s only 55 so – with our excellent doctors – he can pull through.

  4. Donald Bradshaw says:

    One of the best and the most knowledgeable all round sports presenters in South Africa !

    I am sure that I am joined by ALL sports people when I wish Neil a successful medical procedure and a speedy recovery to full health so that we can continue to benefit from his professional presentation of all sporting codes of which horse racing is but only one.

  5. bob kistnasamy says:

    Get well soon, Neil.

  6. Sharon Patterson says:

    All the best Neil – get well soon!

  7. Lyall Cooper says:

    Thinking of you Neil, he’s a fighter, we all know that. Speedy recovery

  8. Cecil Pienaar says:

    Geez, all the best Neil. I actually know a good friend who had this Op recently, and he is doing well, and quickly. 100% sure you will be OK ?? Luckily you’re an inshape 55 years young….

    @ Molly – good luck with the CCMA normally 50/50 chance. My opinion, go for it ….

    Sorry couldn’t resist, on a lighter note – Hope the Commissioner isn’t a Punter and played your guys tips on a bad day or 2 … ?

    Sterkte Neil ??

  9. Howard Hankey says:

    Hi Just Get Better soon Miss U on the Show Chow

  10. Graham Hurlstone-Jones says:

    Triple by pass they do with no problems. My good neighbour ( 80 ) just had a triple and he was back home 3 days late and off to the bookies 2 weeks later. You will be fine Neil. Give your self a chance and get healthy, same with all you a lot including Molly, get healthy.

  11. Asgar Essack says:

    God Willing your operation will be a success
    And you will be back on your great show before we can say Jack Robinson.

  12. Daniel says:

    God be with you Niel!!!

  13. Shocked and saddened to hear. I sincerely hope all goes well.

  14. Cedric says:

    Wishing you a speedy recovery Neil ,Keep a Postive mind and always remember you have a lovely family waiting for u at home.
    God Bless .

  15. Vernon Pillai says:

    May the grace of god be with you Neil Andrew’s, you are a fighter, may God give your wonderful family the strength in this trying times???

  16. Preggie says:

    I was wondering why you did not do the clocking the gallops with Nico.
    Sorry to hear about your health. God is on your side bro. You will surely be out and about soon.
    Take it easy and warm wishes to your family.

  17. Dayalan Naicker says:

    Get well soon. God is with you.

  18. Anver says:

    All the best Neil you will over come this op.
    You are the best .
    Wishing you well

  19. Farouk khan says:

    All the best Niel godbless

  20. harold Taylor says:

    Hope you get well my freind all the best Harold Taylor

  21. Anand singh says:

    Get well soon brother know you are a fighter ??

  22. Sagren says:

    You Will get well soon. God bless.

  23. David McGillivray says:

    Wishing you all the best Neil and a speedy recovery

  24. Anesh Billat says:

    Get well soon Neil we just got Shaheen back and need you

  25. Harold Narainsamy says:

    All the best Neil., the best off the cuff presenter in SA.

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