Sheffield artist Pete McKee thanks NHS for saving his life a second time

Popular Sheffield artist Pete McKee has thanked the NHS for saving his life for a second time.

By Claire Lewis
Friday, 1st November 2019, 7:49 am
Updated Friday, 1st November 2019, 5:34 pm

From his hospital bed, the 53-year-old tweeted a thumbs up picture as he recovered from a seven hour operation yesterday.

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Pete, a former supermarket worker and postman who is now internationally renowned for his gritty, cartoon style art often depicting the working class, described the NHS as ‘brilliant’ in his tweet.

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He said: “Well the beautiful NHS has done it again and saved my life!

“Due to a diligent GP, skilled radiology team and top neurologists, a pesky little vein was spotted.

"Few months later, a brill radiology squad just did a seven hour op to block off the little blighter.

“The NHS is brilliant.”

In 2017, Peter underwent a life-saving liver transplant after being diagnosed with end stage liver disease, known more commonly as cirrhosis, two years earlier.

He has since made a full recovery and has staged a number of exhibitions.

Fans of his artwork include the bands Oasis and Arctic Monkeys.