Brown collapsed with just a kilometre to the finish line, still recovering from a respiratory virus before paramedics loaded him into an ambulance. The Bondi Vet presenter was running to raise money for the Westpac rescue helicopters.
Later he tweeted, “Thanks for your kind messages. In hindsight running with a virus wasn’t a great idea but at least I got my dramatic finish to the City2Surf!”
He was one of 8 people who collapsed during the 14km race, won by Ben Moreau, 31, from Woolloomooloo.
Brown’s collapse came on the same weekend that US rapper Chris Brown suffered a seizure said to be brought on by intense fatigue and extreme emotional stress.
Know who I’d prefer to see make a speedy recovery….