The wife of former health secretary Matt Hancock has this morning been hospitalised after a dangerously prolonged laughing fit following news that the former minister has been unceremoniously and publicly dumped by the UN.
Hancock has been told the UN will not be taking his role forward, just 72 hours after publicly announcing her was delighted to be taking up his new position.
Matha Hancock, who was unfortunate enough to spend fifteen years as the wife of the West Suffolk MP, is said to be in a stable condition following emergency treatment after hearing the news.
“We received an emergency call at around 9am reporting a 44-year-old woman rolling around in convulsions of laughter which were preventing her from breathing properly,” a hospital source told us.
“A witness stated that the symptoms had started at approximately 8:45 am, and had gotten progressively worse over the next fifteen minutes to the point breathing became difficult.
“We understand the woman had been undertaking her usual routine of sitting down to check the political news, and we believe this to be the cause of the debilitating fits of laughter.”
A neighbour of Hancock said he saw her receiving CPR from a friend in the front lawn of her garden, having earlier been seen skipping around and holding her sides while doubled up with convulsions.
They told us, “I do hope she’s ok – the paramedics did look quite concerned as they treated her.
“That said, I’ve never seen anyone look so incredibly happy while being loaded into an ambulance.”