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challenging Martin King thanks the public for support as he returns to work following wife's brain surgery

'Some of the headaches my good lady has been experiencing are quite severe'

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Jenny McCarthy/Instagram

Jenny McCarthy/Instagram

Jenny McCarthy/Instagram

Martin King has thanked the public for their support as his wife Jenny McCarthy is recovering from brain surgery.

The broadcaster took time away from presenting his Saturday morning radio show on Q102 and The Six O’Clock Show on Virgin Media One.

He took the time off air in order to look after his wife following her life saving surgery.

“The recovery has been a little more challenging this time than it was last time,” he said.

“Some of the headaches my good lady has been experiencing are quite severe.

"Last time we said very little about it, but this time she decided to have a handle on it and deliver the news first hand rather than you reading it second hand, but also because she started receiving some incredible messages [of support]."

“Thank you so much for the beautiful messages of support, and of people saying prayers and lighting candles and doing all that business. It has strengthened, even more, my faith in human kindness,” Martin said.

"Some of the letters, messages and cards we have received have been absolutely beautiful so thank you so much for that.”

"The last couple of weeks...the recovery this time has been more challenging, but in the last 48 hours or so - fingers crossed - we have seen a couple of improvements,” he continued.

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Jenny and her husband Martin King after she returned home from hospital (Jenny McCarthy/Instagram)

Jenny and her husband Martin King after she returned home from hospital (Jenny McCarthy/Instagram)

Jenny and her husband Martin King after she returned home from hospital (Jenny McCarthy/Instagram)

"All I wanted to do was say it's lovely to be back and a massive thank you to everybody who sent us such lovely messages.

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"From Jenny, she wants to send all her thanks and love to you too."

The photographer had a brain tumour removed back in 2011, but found out in late 2021 that it appeared to have “new activity”.

Announcing the news to her Instagram followers she said: “Some of you may already know that I had a brain tumour removed successfully in 2011 by an incredible person, Professor Ciarán Bolcer at Beaumont Hospital.

“Unfortunately, after a recent brain scan, it seems there is new activity. This means there is some ‘swollen tissue’ which is probably the tumour growing back.”

However, she had “good news” after speaking to experts, adding: “Good news is, it’s not malignant and Professor Bolger will need to carry out some more brain surgery to remove it.”

Just days after she was discharged from hospital following the surgery she was forced to return after she began suffering with headaches.

She is home from hospital once again and is recovering well.

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