Michael Rosen ill: Family say poet is ‘very poorly’ after night in intensive care

Michael Rosen ill: Family say poet is ‘very poorly’ after night in intensive care

Michael Rosen is a legendary English children’s author, best known for the classic novel We’re Going On A Bear Hunt and his exceptional poetry. The 73-year-old has come down with an illness, and is currently “very poorly”, according to a new statement from his family. Sharing the news on the former Children’s Laureate’s official Twitter page, his family said Rosen is receiving care in hospital.

“From Michael’s family: Michael is very poorly at the moment,” the post began.

“Having spent a night in ICU, he is now doing ‘ok, stable, alert’ and was able to go to a ward yesterday.

“Thank you very much for all your kind concern. Emma x @underthecranes @J0e_R0sen.”

Express.co.uk has contacted a representative for Michael Rosen.

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Flocking to the comments, fans shared their wishes for the beloved writer, hopeful he will get well soon.

“Please wish him good health, much love and well being from everyone x x x,” one person commented.

Another wrote: “Michael is very loved and admired by me and thousands and thousands of others. Wishing him wellness soon.”

“Wishing @MichaelRosenYes a speedy recovery and sending love from all his many friends on Twitter to him and family,” a third posted.

While a fourth said: “All love to Michael and his family right now.”

“Get well soon Michael,” a fifth shared, followed by: “Oh my goodness, get well soon Michael,” and “Hope he gets well soon. We all need him.”

Fans of the English wordsmith continued to give their praise, with one person sharing: “Hope Mr Rosen is well again soon. Sometimes I’ve thought something, then I read what Mr Rosen says& I change my mind/stance.

“He’s one of those knowledgeable people that might pull me up on a few points & quite rightly so. Look forward to reading his tweets again when he’s better.”

“Michael is so loved by me and my children,” another wrote. “Cherished.

“Sending loads of love from me and Vivie (6, who, as I tweet, is writing stories downstairs and practising saying them out…inspired by Michael!) and Cass whose childhoods he has brought so much joy to.”

“We send Michael our best wishes for a speedy recovery, and lots of love,” a third posted.

As well as being a Children’s author of the likes of No Breathing in Class, Sad Book, This is Our House and Quick, let’s get out of here, Rosen is well known for his poetry too.

The author has also used his talents as a TV presenter and turned his hand to writing political columns too.

Based in London, Rosen has five children and regularly conducts school visits and various other gigs to share his knowledge of the medium and sign books for fans.

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt was adapted into a children’s television drama at Christmastime in 2016. 

The story follows the intrepid adventures of siblings Stan, Katie, Rosie, Max, a baby and Rufus the dog, who decide one day to go on an adventure in search of bears, and was well-received by fans.

Published at Mon, 30 Mar 2020 14:38:00 +0000