Having a pacemaker fitted has not stopped veteran wildlife broadcaster David Attenborough climbing trees, he says.
‘I had to go to Australia and the insurance said they wouldn’t insure me to go on a long flight unless I had something to monitor my heart to make sure it didn’t do funny things,’ he said.
‘So they give you this thing, it’s called a pacemaker.
‘And all it does, if your heart suddenly decides it’s going to skip a beat or something, it kicks in.
‘And if it doesn’t, it doesn’t. And I don’t think it has.’
‘I only do it because it’s fun. I’m not as good at climbing trees as I was, but I’ve been up in a tree recently.’
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