Studio 10: Denise Drysdale in hospital for ‘rare nerve condition’

Studio 10 co-host Denise Drysdale has been hospitalized and in serious condition due to a ‘rare nerve condition’










Studio 10 panelist Denise Drysdale has been hospitalized for a rare nerve condition.

The 72-year-old comedian was hospitalized last week after experiencing ‘agonizing’ pain that she compared to a lightning strike.

Studio 10’s showbiz reporter Craig Bennett said on Thursday, “You may have noticed that you haven’t seen anyone on this couch or on this show in a while.”

Tragic: Comedian and Studio 10 panelist Denise Drysdale is hospitalized for a rare nerve condition, trigeminal neuralgia

‘Why you haven’t seen her on the show for a while is for this reason: last week [Denise] was taken to hospital after suffering an “unspeakable pain,” he said.

Craig recalled how Denise had told him the pain was the equivalent of “being struck by a bolt of lightning” or being touched with “a red-hot poker.”

“It turns out she suffers from a rare nerve condition that affects the face, called trigeminal neuralgia,” he explained.

Reason: The 72-year-old was hospitalized last week after experiencing

Reason: The 72-year-old was hospitalized last week after experiencing “painful” pain that she compared to a lightning strike, said Studio 10’s showbiz reporter Craig Bennett

“Trigeminal is the name of the nerve that extends through the brain and spreads across the face. Neuralgia is, of course, nerve pain,” he added.

Craig said he was in regular contact with Denise, who is “slowly recovering.”

“I know we all wish our Denise Drysdale a speedy recovery,” he concluded.

Recovery: Craig said he was in regular contact with Denise, who is 'slowly recovering'

Recovery: Craig said he was in regular contact with Denise, who is ‘slowly recovering’

“We need our normal dose of Ding Dong. We absolutely do.’

Craig added that Denise was accompanied by her family at the hospital and had the nurses “failed” with laughter during her stay.

Studio 10 is broadcast on weekdays from 8.30 am on channel 10

On the plus side: The reporter mentioned that Denise is currently joined by her family in the hospital and has had the nurses 'let down' with laughter during her stay

On the plus side: The reporter mentioned that Denise is currently joined by her family in the hospital and has had the nurses ‘let down’ with laughter during her stay

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