Tania Hird has released an official statement regarding the condition of her husband, James.
She asked for privacy from both the public and media during their difficult period.
Here is what she had to say:
“We wish to express our appreciation for the public support that has been given to James and our family since news of his hospitalisation became known,” she said.
“At this time James and the Hird family are in need of privacy.
“We ask that this privacy be respected.
“We particularly ask this of the media contingent currently gathered at our house.
“James’ health is our primary focus and concern.
“We will making no further comment.”