Rosen 'continuing to improve', says family

Rosen 'continuing to improve', says family

Author Michael Rosen's medical condition is improving, his family have said, following a night in intensive care over the weekend.

Rosen's wife Emma-Louise Williams said on Twitter yesterday afternoon (31st March) that he was "still poorly but continuing to improve".

The day before his family had explained he was "very poorly" but "having spent a night in ICU, he is now doing 'ok, stable, alert' and was able to go to a ward". 

The former Children's Laureate received an outpouring of support, including from fellow writers Philip Pullman and Malorie Blackman, and the hashtag #GetWellSoonMichael began to trend on Twitter.

His wife has said since then: "He has been able to eat today [31st March] & will be getting a more comfortable oxygen mask soon. All good signs. He does know you’ve all been rooting for him with this lovely wave of support. Thanks again, Emma x"

It is not known whether the cause of 73-year-old Rosen's condition is coronavirus related. In the run-up to his hospitalisation, Rosen documented his symptoms on social media including "freezing cold sweats" and "deep muscle exhaustion".