Beloved British comic Eddie Large spent Christmas (13) in hospital after suffering complications from a near-fatal fall last month (Nov13).

The 72 year old, famous in his native U.K. for being one half of double act Little and Large, suffered a nasty accident near his home in Bristol, England and was left with a collapsed lung and pancreatic problems, while he also contracted pneumonia.

He left hospital after a week under doctor's care, only to return on 16 December (13) suffering from further pancreas problems caused by the fall.

It is expected that he will remain at the Bristol Royal Infirmary medical centre until the New Year (14).