"As Bhante was having lunch on Saturday 20th February he experienced a sudden, very painful attack of angina pectoris. In response to his emergency call Sagaramati came, administered two drops of the GTN spray to relieve the pain, dialled for an ambulance and after the paramedics had examined Bhante, accompanied him to the to the Selly Oak hospital. There Bhante underwent various tests and was kept in overnight for more tests.
"While in hospital he was visited by Subhuti, Mahamati, and Ashvajit. Bhante was discharged on Sunday morning and driven back to Madhyamaloka by Paramartha.
"He appears to have recovered, but will obviously now have to be even more careful what he does. Several interviews have already been cancelled, and Bhante may not be able to do much travelling this year, if any".