The 47-year-old comedian and writer had a heart murmur caused by mitral valve prolapse and only came forward with the help of a routine doctor before preparing to film the comedy series Back with David Mitchell.
On the morning of the operation, on November 1, there was a problem with the intensive care unit and the hospital tried to delay surgery until the cardiologist said to the surgeon, “You can’t send him home for five days, he’s not going to last two days. ”
During the operation, Webb also lost two-thirds of its blood cells. “So that was it,” he said, “touch and go. “
Webb added that it had changed his outlook on life, saying, “The first thing you want to do is start taking it for granted again.
“On the other hand, I certainly felt that my own death is no longer that very, very mysterious or foreign thing. It will be a day like this.
“And I’ll wear clothes like this, and get out of a bed like the bed I got out of this morning. I’m in shape.
“I can weigh its dimensions. And I feel more scared because I think I can see it. I’m more relaxed, and it’s a relief. “
He has quit smoking since the operation and has also stopped drinking a lot, which he did last year and he thought this was the reason he needed daily naps, when it was in because of his heart condition.
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And in the future, he says he will focus more on being an author than being an actor or on television.
“It’s not that I’m retiring from acting, but it’s my main thing now, yes,” he said of his new novel Come Again which will be released next month.
“Peep Show and That Mitchell and Webb Look are still here because of the Internet, so I’m not afraid of becoming less famous. Perhaps with unbearable complacency. “