BBC Scotland political editor Glenn Campbell treated for brain tumour
BBC Scotland political editor Glenn Campbell has said he is being treated for a brain tumour.
Campbell, 47, said the tumour was discovered following a cycling accident in which he broke 10 ribs.
In a message to colleagues, which was reported by the BBC, he said he had recovered well from the crash but said doctors had discovered the tumour during his care. He will now undergo surgery to determine his treatment.
He said: "I don't think the tumour caused my accident or vice versa but it is possible that falling off my bike has helped reveal the tumour earlier than might otherwise have been the case. I am as optimistic as it is possible to be and I have already started researching charities to support with some fundraising."
In a message to colleagues at BBC Scotland, he said: "I have been enjoying watching, listening to and reading your work from home and look forward to contributing to our news output again as soon as possible."
BBC Scotland's head of news and current affairs, Gary Smith, said: "Our heartfelt best wishes go to Glenn and his family as he undergoes treatment. Glenn's not only a highly talented political editor, he's also a very popular colleague in the newsroom.
"Everyone at BBC Scotland is thinking of Glenn and is looking forward to seeing him recover and return to reporting duties."