LONDON: Meghan Markle’s father has undergone a heart procedure to repair significant damage caused by a recent heart attack.
Thomas Markle told TMZ that doctors placed several stents in his heart on Wednesday, and the site noted that he seemed alert and coherent following the procedure.
“I’m OK. It will take a long time to heal. Staying in the hospital a few more days. Not allowed to get excited,” Markle told TMZ.
It’s probably safe to assume he’ll no longer be taking a trip across the pond this weekend.
The former lighting director has been the subject of rampant “will he-won’t he?” speculation ahead of Saturday’s royal wedding, during which his daughter will marry Britain’s Prince Harry.
Though Markle ultimately decided to make the trip to Windsor, England, this week, his recent health scare and Wednesday’s surgery waylaid his plans.