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Carte Blanche presenter Derek Watts collapsed in Hoedspruit in March. He is currently in Mill Park Hospital in Johannesburg where he has to learn to walk again.

On Sunday morning Watts announced that he had a suspected stroke two weeks ago. He is recovering in ICU.

According to John Webb, Carte Blanche’s executive producer, Watts has been ordered to follow the advice of his excellent medical team and give his body time to recover. We can’t wait to have him back on camera, doing what he does best.

Sepsis, according to Mayo Clinic, is “a serious condition in which the body responds improperly to an infection. The infection-fighting processes turn on the body, causing the organs to work poorly. The condition, if not treated, can progress to septic shock – a dramatic drop in blood pressure that can damage the lungs, kidneys, liver and other organs. When the damage is severe, it can lead to death.”

Watts is a well-known investigative journalist and has been part of the Carte Blanche team for 27 years.

Image credit: SA People

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