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BBC News star taken off air for major surgery-Alistair McGeorge-Entertainment – Metro

Karin Giannone is stepping back from BBC News after major surgery (Picture: BBC)

BBC News broadcaster Karin Giannone will be off air for ‘a couple of months’ as she recovers from surgery.

The 50-year-old news anchor has revealed she is stepping back as she underwent a knee osteotomy operation this week, and she is staying in good spirits despite the procedure.

Karin shared a photo of herself in a hospital beds as she was getting monitored following the major surgery.

She wrote on X: ‘I’m out of action for a couple of months after a knee osteotomy surgery, but very much looking forward to being back on air on @BBCNews when I am up and running again!’

The avid runner quipped: ‘Not actually running – that won’t happen for a while.’

On Thursday, she shared some snaps from her recent string of half marathons as she confirmed the surgery was something she has needed for around three decades.

She underwent the major operation this week (Picture: Karin Giannone/Instagram)

She has needed the knee surgery for around 30 years (Picture: Karin Giannone/Instagram)

She captioned the pictures: ‘3rd #halfmarathon in a fortnight to really overdo it before I succumb this week to a knee surgery I’ve needed for a long time (about 30 years!)

‘Lovely surprise section through #southamptonfc stadium as well as passing the #unioncastleline building at the docks where at the age of two I arrived with my family on a ship for a new life in the UK.’

Fans and fellow broadcasters have been quick to send her messages of support, as BBC News’ Martine Croxalle replied on X: ‘Woozy and wonderful x.’

And Yasmin Khatun Dewan, who appears on BBC World News, added: ‘Wishing you a speedy recovery Karin xx’

Karin is an avid runner and can’t wait to get back out there (Picture: Karin Giannone/Instagram)

‘Best wishes to you, Karin. Get well soon,’ tweeted a fan, while someone else wrote: ‘Karin hope your recovery goes well – and see you soon!’

On Instagram, her followers were similarly supportive.

‘Well done Karin and hope the op goes well. As you know, you have my full sympathies concerning teenage knee injuries,’ commented a fan.

BBC star Olga Malchekska responded to her recent marathons and said: ‘This is such an incredible achievement! Congratulations! And may your knee recover quickly.’

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