45-year-old BBC host Jennie Gow has suffered a “serious stroke.”
In a post on her social media channels, Gow revealed that it has left her struggling to speak and even write.
Gow, who presents Formula One racing for the British public broadcaster and also appears regularly on the popular Netflix series Drive To Survive, disclosed on Instagram and Twitter that she suffered the stroke two weeks ago.
“Hi everyone, been quiet the last few weeks, this is because I suffered a serious stroke two weeks ago,” she said.
“My husband is helping me type this, as I’m finding it hard to write and my speech is most affected.
Gow added that she is “desperate to make a full recovery and return to work, but it might take some time.”
She signed off by giving thanks to “the medical teams at Frimley and St George’s, and my family and friends who’ve got me through the last fortnight.”
— Jennie Gow (@JennieGow) January 13, 2023
She has received well wishes from several fellow broadcasters as well as Formula One itself.
The Formula One account responded to her post on Twitter, saying: “Thinking of you Jennie, and wishing you all the very best with your recovery, from us all at F1.”
Gow started in sports broadcasting with roles at Sky Sports News and BBC Sport.
She then started to merge into motorsport, replacing Suzi Perry as the broadcaster’s Moto GP host in 2010.
In recent years, she has also offered her voice as a co-commentator for the brand-new off-road Extreme E series.