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Springwatch star Bill Oddie inundated with support after 'grim' year of health struggles

The presenter's fans reassured him

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Melanie Macleod
Melanie MacleodWellness Editor
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Springwatch star Bill Oddie took to Twitter to share a candid update on his health with his legions of loyal fans.

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"In case you're wondering. Or if you're not. The past few years have been a bit grim. For me, I mean. Illnesses, couldn't work. Not wanted anyway!? Tech blind. Lost enthusiasm. But I am still here. Still, so many people are a lot worse," he wrote to his followers.

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The 80-year-old presenter's fan rushed to reassure him. One commented: "I'd love to see you on TV or hear you on the radio. What about doing a podcast? I'd listen for sure. Wishing you much better health," while another said: "Know at least this - you are loved and cared about by millions. I hope things brighten up enough for you to be able to brighten our days."

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Bill's tweet, which he sent on Monday, was the first time he's used his social media account since January, but he also posted on the platform in June 2021 to share he'd suffered from lithium poisoning that left him "nigh on comatose" for almost a year.

At the time, he said he's been: "Depressed or asleep. Scaring my family and myself. No joy and no hope."

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Bill Oddie has been a stalwart on TV screens for years

Bill's lithium poisoning first occurred in the summer of 2020, when he said on Twitter: "Just so you know, I have been very ill most of this summer. Lithium toxicity. Almost fatal!

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"I am still here but very confused about most things! But then aren't many of us. IT fuddles my brain. Confusion. Will I return? I really dunno. I do hope so. Please wish me luck."

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Bill Oddie's fans always send their support to the star

Each time he tweets, Bill is showered with love and support, so we hope he knows just how many fans are rooting for him.

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