Lance O’Brien was speaking on live TV about the death of his partner, former Bond girl Tanya Roberts, when he received some unexpectedly happy news.
Lance was obviously feeling distraught at the loss of his partner of 18 years, after it was reported that former Charlie’s Angel Tanya, 65, had died in hospital after collapsing on Christmas Eve.
The news of her passing spread across the globe after her representative confirmed to TMZ that she had not recovered after being on a ventilator in intensive care.
Appearing on Inside Edition, Lance was speaking about his loss when he received a phone call from the hospital, where Tanya was being treated.
Breaking off from the interview, Lance is heard saying: “Now, you’re telling me she’s alive?”
He then started crying with joy as he revealed: “The hospital is telling me she is alive. They are calling me from the ICU team.”
Previously in the interview, Lance had said that he had been unable to visit Tanya due to Covid-19 restrictions but had managed to spend what he believed were her last moments on Sunday.
He said: “When she saw me and I was there, I saw her eyes open. I felt good. I said, ‘Hey, her eyes are opening. Her eyes are opening.’ They told me that’s just a reflex.”
People has reported that Tanya’s rep, Mike Pingel told them that Lance was “distraught and exhausted” after hearing of her death.
He said: “The love of his life is passing away. He would have loved to have been with her every day.”
He added that Lance had been “talking about the memorial” and that “he’s moving forward [with plans] and trying to get through today and see what happens tomorrow.”
The View To A Kill actress’ collapse was due “partly” to problems with her liver function, according to her rep and Lance said that he left the hospital without speaking to medical staff as he was so devastated by her ‘death’.
The rep changed his statement on Monday morning when he confirmed: “She was alive at 10am this morning. Lance received a call from the hospital saying she was not dead.”
He added that she was not out of the woods yet: “Currently, it’s not looking good. It’s very dire. Hold her in your prayers.”
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