Peter Harvey 'doing it tough' in hospital

By ninemsn staff
6:39am February 27, 2013
February 27, 2013: Australians have been encouraged to send their support to Nine veteran Peter Harvey, who is currently in hospital after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last year.

Messages of support are pouring in for veteran Nine News reporter Peter Harvey, who is currently in hospital continuing his battle with pancreatic cancer.

TODAY host Karl Stefanovic has encouraged Australians to go online and support the legendary newsman using the Twitter hashtag #WeLoveHarves.

"Peter Harvey is in hospital and doing it tough," Stefanovic said this morning.

"Peter, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family."

Harvey's daughter, News Limited journalist Claire Harvey, last night tweeted a thank you for people's "kind messages" and said her 68-year-old father was receiving great care at Sydney's Royal North Shore Hospital.

Peter Harvey and Tracy Vo in the Nine newsroom. (Twitter)
Peter Harvey and Tracy Vo in the Nine newsroom. (Twitter)

Harvey, a Walkley Award-winning journalist, announced his cancer diagnosis in October after falling ill on a trip to Italy, where he was celebrating his 45th wedding anniversary with his wife.

He has been too unwell to work in the past week but on the latest episode of 60 Minutes he sent a message of thanks to his fans for their support.

Overnight, several of Harvey's colleagues from the Nine Network tweeted him their support.

"Thinking of our mate Peter Harvey @harves60 who's not in the best shape at present. Feel free to send him hugs and high fives," tweeted TODAY presenter Ben Fordham.

"Thinking of you @harves60 - by far one of the kindest, most talented people I've had the privilege of working with," Nine News presenter Wendy Kingston tweeted.

Morning presenter Sonia Kruger urged the legendary newsman to "get better soon" and NSW state political reporter Kevin Wilde paid tribute to Harvey as a "generous bloke and a wonderful storyteller".

Perth reporter Tracy Vo posted a photo of herself hugging Harvey. "I'm sending you hugs everyday Harves. Hope this pic makes you smile!" she wrote.

Other media personalities also took to Twitter to express their sympathy.

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