Boxing legend Frank Bruno has been pictured for the first time since his recent battle with pneumonia.
The former heavyweight champion was taken to hospital earlier this month after being struck down by the illness.
The 57-year-old admitted exclusively to the Daily Mirror that he feared the worst as he cried out with pain and was unable to breathe properly.
He was taken to hospital by a friend and diagnosed with the infection in both lungs, but he is now recovering on medication.
And he was well enough to step out for his first public appearance since the health scare at Champneys Charity Gala Ball in aid of Cancer Research UK.
Bruno was one of a number of celebrities to join the star-studded fundraiser at The London Marriott Grosvenor Square Hotel.
He was pictured arriving on the red carpet looking healthy as he gave a trademark fist gesture whilst wearing a blue suit.
Bruno was ordered to rest for a fortnight after his health scare, which saw him receive a huge number of well-wishes from around the world.
Opening up about his illness last week, he said: “It was awful – and for a few moments I was fearing the worst.
"I couldn’t catch my breath and the more I tried, the more pain I was in. I was not sure if it was my heart or I had broken a rib.
“I can only thank God I was taken there so quickly. If I hadn’t it could have been a whole lot worse."
The former heavyweight king is a hugely popular figure in the sport and bravely leads the Sunday Mirror’s Time to Change mental health campaign.
He is now fighting to get back to full fitness to ensure he can proceed with his plan to climb Ben Nevis for his charity, the Frank Bruno Foundation, in May.
It certainly appears he is making a positive recovery – much to the delight of his thousands of fans who were concerned by the news that broke at the start of March.