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Bill Oddie, 79, reveals he nearly died after battling ‘lithium toxicity’ during lockdown

‘I’m still here but confused about most things’: Bill Oddie, 79, reveals he nearly died after battling ‘lithium toxicity’ during lockdown

Bill Oddie has revealed he has been suffering from an ‘almost fatal’ condition during lockdown.

The conservationist and birdwatcher, 79, took to Twitter to tell his followers he had been ‘very ill’ with ‘lithium toxicity,’ and has been recovering but was still ‘confused about most things.’

Bill rose to fame as a member of the comedy trio The Goodies throughout the 1960s and in recent years has appeared on BBC’s seasonal nature series Springwatch and Autumnwatch. 

Worries: Bill Oddie has revealed he has been 'very ill' with 'lithium toxicity' during lockdown

Worries: Bill Oddie has revealed he has been ‘very ill’ with ‘lithium toxicity’ during lockdown

Bill wrote: ‘Just so you know, I have been very ill most of this summer. Lithium toxicity. Almost fatal!

‘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. XX.’

The TV presenter had last tweeted on June 22, when he bemoaned about struggling to use a mobile phone or a couple.

Worry: The conservationist and birdwatcher, 79, took to Twitter to tell his followers that he has been recovering but was still 'confused about most things

Worry: The conservationist and birdwatcher, 79, took to Twitter to tell his followers that he has been recovering but was still ‘confused about most things

Superstar: In recent years Bill has appeared on BBC's seasonal nature series Springwatch and Autumnwatch

Superstar: In recent years Bill has appeared on BBC’s seasonal nature series Springwatch and Autumnwatch

According to the NHS, lithium is a type of medicine known as a mood stabiliser.

Too much lithium in the blood can trigger serious side effects, including causing people to lose their appetite and feel sick, lightheaded, drowsy or confused.

It can also lead to blackouts, shaking, muscle weakness, blurred vision and difficulty speaking.

Scary: Bill has previously spoken about suffering from crippling depression, which saw him admitted to a psychiatric hospital in 2009

Scary: Bill has previously spoken about suffering from crippling depression, which saw him admitted to a psychiatric hospital in 2009

Bill has previously spoken about suffering from crippling depression, which saw him admitted to a psychiatric hospital in 2009, after he was dropped from the BBC show Springwatch.

The naturalist has also been open about receiving a bipolar diagnosis while in hospital and being helped by a lithium prescription.

Oddie found fame in the 1970s as a member of comic trio The Goodies, alongside Tim Brooke-Taylor and Graeme Garden.

Funnyman: Oddie found fame in the 1970s as a member of comic trio The Goodies, alongside Tim Brooke-Taylor and Graeme Garden

Funnyman: Oddie found fame in the 1970s as a member of comic trio The Goodies, alongside Tim Brooke-Taylor and Graeme Garden

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