To celebrate Bert Newton’s 83rd birthday, wife Patti released a fun family photo taken prior to Victoria’s current lockdown.

The photo shows Bert and his wife at the hospital where he continues to recover, surrounded by their grandkids – daughter Lauren’s kids Lola, nine, Monty, five, Perla, two, and Alby, 10 months.

However, the star will be celebrating without his family at his side due to lockdown restrictions.

Bert has been in treatment for almost six months after battling a serious toe infection since Christmas.

Following the life-saving surgery where his leg was amputated below the knee, the TV legend then suffered complications.

Patti shared a recent update with fans, taking to Instagram to thank everyone for their well wishes.

“After a couple of complications, Bert is doing well with a little rehab and lots of laughs and love,” Patti wrote, sharing a photo of Bert in hospital.

“Thanks to all the wonderful people looking after him.”


Bert had to make a “life or death” decision after his health began deteriorating, resulting in the drastic surgery.

As the star has continued to recover, his family has been rallying around him every step of the way.

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This article originally appeared on Over60.