Genuinely sad news – Tony Hart is no longer able to draw and must put down his pencil due to illness. He’s had two strokes, and this has prevented him from being able to draw properly.
According to the BBC, Tony says…
It has been my lifetime passion, but I endeavour to stay cheerful as there is nothing to be done about my condition.
This makes us older chaps feel our age, whilst the whippersnappers look at one another, bewildered.
For my part, I loved his shows when I was a lad, despite being terrified of Tony himself – he was a wise old Uncle who’d let you get up to whatever mischief you wanted, but always with the threat of him snapping into a foul temper at any moment.