Mission Impossible 2 Film Premiere at Fox Studio's. Australian comic Russell Gilbert with his partner.
Mission Impossible 2 Film Premiere at Fox Studio's. Australian comic Russell Gilbert with his partner. AAP PHOTO - Dean Lewins

Russell Gilbert hospitalised after brain aneurysm

RUSSELL Gilbert is recovering in a Melbourne hospital following emergency surgery for a brain aneurysm.

Twenty-four hours after the funnyman was reported missing by friends - prompting a police search of Melbourne's CBD and surrounds - Gilbert was readmitted to Prahan's Alfred Hospital for urgent brain surgery.

Gilbert's management issued a statement to The Daily Telegraph last night in the hope of addressing concerns of worried family and friends who hit the panic button when Gilbert disappeared two weeks after the untimely death of his fiancee, Rochelle Nolan.

"Russell Gilbert underwent surgery today for a brain aneurysm," Profile Management said in a statement.

"A long and slow recovery is expected. The family has asked that their privacy be respected during this difficult time."

Read more at The Daily Telegraph


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