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MP recovering from heart attack


State Labor MP Tony Piccolo is expecting to return home from hospital today after suffering a heart attack during a park run on Saturday.

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The Light MP was hospitalised on Saturday after what he described on Facebook as a “pretty poor result at Gawler parkrun”.

“Might sound like a lame excuse but sadly I had a heart attack during the run,” Piccolo posted yesterday.

“Rushed to hospital. Procedure went well and I’m feeling good. Going home tomorrow.

“Thanks to the wonderful doctors and nurses at Gawler Health Service and Lyell McEwin Hospital.”

Piccolo, 61, attended Gawler Hospital and was rushed to Lyell McEwin Hospital by ambulance after completing the 5km run in 28 minutes and 36 seconds – his “worst result in over 12 months”.

“I did finish the run but I should have stopped during the event,” he wrote on Facebook.

“Fortunately my general good health means I will have a speedy recovery.”

-with AAP

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