Viewegh undergoes emergency operation

Bestselling author Michal Viewegh is recovering in hospital after suffering serious health complications at the weekend, news website idnes has reported. The 50-year-old writer, who was home alone on Saturday, called an ambulance after experiencing chest pains, the daily writes. In hospital, a doctor learned the author had suffered an apparently small tear to his aorta; similar conditions are often fatal. Mr Viewegh underwent an emergency four-hour emergency operation; his publisher Martin Reiner confirmed the author is in stable condition.

Author: Jan Velinger