Sheffield television presenter Charlie Webster has managed to drink water for the first time since being brought out of an induced coma.
The Sheffield United fan and Sky and BBC TV presenter was left fighting for her life in a Rio hospital after contracting a rare strain of malaria on her way to the Olympic Games.
The 33-year-old, who attended Tapton School, fell ill after completing a 3,000-mile charity cycle from London to Rio. She was admitted to hospital and medics initially thought she was dehydrated after completing a six-week ‘Ride to Rio’
But today, Charlie is reportedly in is in a stable condition and is on dialysis as doctors continue running tests on her.
Since coming out of the medically induced coma two days ago she is said to be feeling overwhelmed, but has today managed to drink.
It is still unknown how she got the strain of Malaria as the route Charlie and the team took does not have any Malaria risks and she was advised by two separate Doctor’s that anti-malaria tablets were not necessary.