Princess Diana’s former lover James Hewitt is reported to be fighting for his life after suffering a heart attack and a stroke.
Doctors are said to have given the former army officer ‘just a slim chance,’ of survival and placed him under intensive care.
However, a relative is believed to have said he is ‘bravely fighting’ and the family is hoping he will pull through, reports the Mirror.
His shock illness comes just weeks after he gave a rare interview in which he finally denied long-standing rumours he is Prince Harry’s father.
Friends said he fell ill two weeks ago and was rushed to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth to receive care from specialist medics.
A relative told a Sunday newspaper: ‘The family were concerned. He had a pre-existing illness, then got seriously ill. Suddenly it got very critical and he was rushed to hospital.
‘It was pretty serious but hopefully we are all OK now.
‘He is recovering and has been moved to Exeter.’
James famously had a five-year affair with the late Diana while she was married to Prince Charles.