TV and radio presenter Nicky Campbell is recovering from a kidney stone in Salford Royal Hospital. 

The Salford-based BBC presenter described last night’s sudden ‘attack’ as the “worst pain ever”.

The Radio 5 live breakfast host showed his appreciation for Salford Royal Hospital in a tweet, writing: “Good morning from Salford Royal Hospital where I was rushed last night after a kidney stone attack. Blimey. Some pain that! Amazing care from compassionate professionals and – a new BBC publicity photograph.”

Due to the emergency, Campbell was unusually absent for his breakfast show which he has been hosting since 2003.  Chris Warburton stepped in for the Scottish radio veteran.

Campbell’s co-host Rachel Burden has been in contact with him to find out that he is recovering well in his hospital bed.



According to the NHS website, kidney stones are fairly common, affecting 10 per cent of women and 15 per cent of men. The scientific name for kidney stones is Nephrolithiasis and it has many obvious symptoms which include: vomiting, nausea, blood in urine or fever.

Kidney stones affect the urinary tract causing blood in urine. Recurrence is common.

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