BBC's Andrew Marr appears 3 months after stroke

AP News
Posted: Apr 14, 2013 11:57 AM

LONDON (AP) — Prominent BBC presenter Andrew Marr has made his first television appearance since he had a major stroke more than three months ago.

He told viewers of his show Sunday he was "frankly lucky to be alive." He said he needs extensive physical therapy to help him walk properly and be able to use his left arm.

The 53-year-old Marr said his voice and memory weren't damaged.

The former newspaper editor is one of the BBC's best known political reporters and talk show hosts.

Marr blamed overwork and excessive exercise for his stroke. He said he hopes to return to the show once his physical therapy has been completed.

He conducted two pre-recorded interviews for Sunday's show.