After two months of intense work at the Eurovision Song Contest, Eurovision Contest Producer Christer Björkman was taken to the hospital in Tel Aviv yesterday. The 61 year old former participant was hit by a blood clot in the throat, but he came under treatment just in time.
From a hospital bed in Tel Aviv, Contest Producer Christer Björkman watched his fellow country-man John Lundvik win the juryvote, and later Dutch Duncan Laurence win the entire show.
After his Eurovision Song Contest participation in 1992, Christer went on to work behind the scenes. He has been responsible for the Swedish Melodifestival selection for many years, been in EBU’s Reference Group and also worked as Show and Contest producer numerous years.
From his hospital bed in Tel Aviv, Israel, he writes that he was taken to hospital just in time. Swedish media Aftonbladet further adds that it was with a blood clot in the throat. The situation is quite serious, but as he was taken to hospital just in time, his prognosis is good. He however needs to stay the hospital for treatment and observation, so he won’t be able to return home to Sweden for a while.
We wish Christer Björkman all well and hope for a speedy recovery.