Australian entertainment personality Bert Newton was required to undergo a leg amputation earlier this week after battling an infection in his foot. 

Patti Newton spoke about the life-changing decision earlier in the week, saying he “chose life.”

Since the announcement of his amputation, the Newton’s have remained quiet as they cope with the devastating and life-altering impact of the amputation.

However, in a heart-warming first, Patti has shared a photo of Bert in good spirits after his operation with grandson Alby.


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Patti shared a kind message thanking everyone for their support, saying, “Thank you, everyone, for your prayers and beautiful words”.

Celebrities sent messages of support in the comments, including Chrisy Swan and Home and Away’s Penny McNamee.


We are wishing Bert a speedy recovery and hope he keeps smiling as they learn to cope with the drastic change to his life.



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