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Lord Alan Sugar reveals he recently underwent heart surgery in US

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Gemma Strong
Gemma StrongOnline Digital News Director
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Lord Alan Sugar underwent heart surgery just four weeks ago, it has been revealed. The Apprentice star's spokesman, Andrew Bloch, confirmed the news to HELLO! Online, saying: "As part of his normal annual health check routine in the USA, Lord Sugar had an angiogram and other heart tests. This minor procedure included the fitting of a stent. Lord Sugar was on the mend within a day and cleared to resume exercise after a week."

He added: "He is in perfect medical health and plays tennis and rides his bike for 40 miles regularly. For the avoidance of doubt, he did not have a heart attack and his heart is in perfect condition.

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Lord Alan Sugar recently had a stent fitted following his annual health check routine

"I spoke to him this morning, and he asked me to also mention that he has had a bit of a cold, a corn on the little toe of his left foot, and two haircuts."

Indeed, the 69-year-old seemingly made light of his recent surgery in a New Year's Day post he shared with fans. Alongside a photo of an enormous fry-up, he wrote: "My cardiologist came to breakfast. I can't understand why he told me off."

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The star seemingly referred to the procedure in a New Year's Day post

As a result of the procedure, the business mogul has faced some minor setbacks, however; he revealed at the weekend that he will be unable to pilot a plane for three months. On Sunday, Lord Sugar tweeted a picture of himself in a cockpit of a plane alongside an instructor, writing: "Flying with instructor Spencer Rich acting as pilot in command. My US medical has been suspended for 3 months."

He later added: "UK/US pilot medical been temporarily suspended due to a medical procedure."    

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Lord Sugar revealed at the weekend that he will be unable to pilot a plane for three months

Meanwhile, the TV star has now begun the search for his next business partner, tweeting for potential candidates to apply for the next series of The Apprentice. "Candidates required for the @bbcapprentice 2017," he said. "Apply by 30th Jan to be my business partner."