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National Hero and former Prime Minister Sir Lester Bryant Bird is now recovering after a lower leg amputation today.
His family says this was recommended by his doctor after he had been hospitalised earlier this month with a toe infection.
His family says he was in good spirits going into surgery and are praying for a swift recovery.
His family appreciates the outpouring of support and best wishes for Sir Lester.
More to come.