Mad Butcher Sir Peter Leitch says every day is a great day after almost dying from complications from heart surgery. As he recovers from his near-death experience he thanks those who worked to save his life and who offered his family support.

Sir Peter Leitch has spoken of his near-death experience after suffering complications after heart surgery.

Leitch — lovingly known as The Mad Butcher — almost died in mid-April.

The 75-year-old initially went public about his health scare in a post on social media while still in hospital where he revealed he was "just bloody grateful I woke up

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