Phil Taylor still in hospital but in good spirits

PROMINENT Murwillumbah businessman Phil Taylor (pictured above) remains in the Gold Coast Hospital where he is recovering from the two heart attacks, one near fatal, he suffered on October 20.

Despite being in hospital now for three weeks, Mr Taylor said he was in good spirits as it was the first "proper" holiday he had ever had.

"All I do is sleep and eat and every now and again someone comes in and pokes and probes me," said the 66-year-old who has lived his entire life in Murwillumbah.

But he regretted not being able to carry out his annual job of recycling cans at the Tweed River Jockey Club on Melbourne Cup Day and was also disappointed to be missing the Murwillumbah Show this weekend.

He joked that medical staff were trying to find him a new heart but couldn't locate one big enough to replace his current model.

He is likely to have to undergo open heart surgery.

He's been inundated with phone calls and visitors since the Tweed Daily News reported on his health scare last month.

"Phil's still in the land of the living, he's just waiting for the hospital to let him go home," was the message he asked us to report.

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