Shrien Dewani admitted to hospital with severe chest pains
SHRIEN Dewani has been admitted to hospital after suffering severe chest pains, according to a statement released by his family.
The businessman from Westbury-on-Trym, who is wanted in South Africa over the honeymoon murder of his wife Anni, is said to have suffered a serious deterioration in his health at the weekend.
His family say the 33-year-old was transferred from the secure mental health hospital where he was being treated for depression and post-traumatic stress disorder to a unnamed hospital, where doctors have stabilised him.
They also said he had reacted poorly to the medication he is being prescribed in a bid to improve his mental health so he can be extradited to face charges in South Africa.
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Anni, 28, was shot when a taxi the couple were travelling in was hijacked in the Gugulethu township on the outskirts of Cape Town in November 2010.
A statement from the Dewani family said: "Shrien's health has seriously deteriorated. He was admitted to hospital last weekend suffering from severe chest pains.
"He also has a raised creatine kinase level, indicative of another poor reaction to the medication he is being prescribed to improve his mental health.
"We are relieved that doctors have managed to stabilise him. We are extremely grateful for the swift action of the hospital staff and are hopeful of a recovery."
At a court hearing held in London in December, a district judge agreed to allow Mr Dewani to switch from the Fromeside Clinic in Bristol to the more "open, relaxed and calm" Blaise View mental health hospital.
The court was told Mr Dewani had become "withdrawn" and was spending his time in a camper van outside the clinic.
Mr Dewani's condition is set to be reviewed again at Westminster Magistrates' Court in April, before a full extradition hearing date set for July 1.