Inspirational Stephen Sutton back in hospital

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Inspirational teenager Stephen Sutton is back in hospital after suffering breathing difficulties but has said there is 'no immediate panic' and he is stable.

The 19-year-old, of Burntwood, who has incurable cancer, has raised more than £3 million for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

The teenager was only discharged from Birmingham's Queen Elizabeth Hospital on May 2, just over a week after he gave a final thumbs up fearing he was going to die.

He posted an update on Facebook today which read: "Unfortunately today I've ended up back in hospital! I had some breathing difficulties starting last night and after going to A and E have been admitted back to a ward for monitoring. I've still got the cough, then quite quickly developed a wheeze in my breathing and breathlessness upon any physical exertion.

"There's no immediate panic and I'm currently quite stable - I have been put on nebulisers and other meds which are currently helping my symptoms hugely.

"The doctors think there may be something restricting my airway again, they're not sure exactly what yet though(tumour regrowth, infection, inflammation, etc are all potential reasons mentioned), but are currently discussing the possibilities and my scan results to decide what to do next."

He described the ordeal as 'inconvenient' and revealed he was due to appear on BBC Breakfast News tomorrow.

He added: "I understand my health is the obvious priority though and have had to cancel. Fingers crossed the issue will be resolved and that I'll be out of hospital soon."

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