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Ipswich MP in fight for life

PUBLISHED: 14:30 09 October 2001 | UPDATED: 15:18 03 March 2010

IPSWICH MP Jamie Cann is today fighting for his life in hospital.

He was admitted at the weekend and his family are very worried about his health.

Today the family released a statement saying that his condition was "life threatening.

IPSWICH MP Jamie Cann is today fighting for his life in hospital.

He was admitted at the weekend and his family are very worried about his health.

Today the family released a statement saying that his condition was "life threatening."

Mr Cann was taken in to Ipswich Hospital for tests on Friday.

Today's statement said: "Following these tests he was transferred to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge on Saturday where he is currently being treated.

"His condition is life threatening. At present he is stable.

"During the course of his stay in hospital all scheduled appointments and surgeries have been postponed.

"This will mean there is a delay in ongoing casework. Any urgent enquiries should be taken up with the appropriate local councillor.

"Mr Cann and his family would like to thank the staff at both the Ipswich Hospital Trust, The East Anglian Ambulance Authority and Addenbrooke's Hospital for the continued care and treatment he receives.

"They would also like to ask the Press and Public for their continued support and respect for their privacy during this time."

Mr Cann and his family have been concerned about his health for some time.

But just last week consultants told him they could find nothing seriously wrong with him.

This prompted Mr Cann to tell the Star that he was not ill and he was now down to his "fighting weight."

Concerns had been increasing among Mr Cann's political friends over his condition after he lost weight and his appearance changed.

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