AP McCoy breaks down in tears and has to be comforted live on TV as he gives health update on jockey pal Graham Lee

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THIS is the emotional moment AP McCoy breaks down in tears while giving a health update on jockey pal Graham Lee.

The iconic racing star had to be comforted on live TV after Lee suffered a horror fall at Newcastle Racecourse earlier this month.

AP McCoy was left emotional as he discussed Graham Lee’s health on live TV
The legendary jockey had to be comforted by his fellow ITV punditsITV
Lee suffered spinal damage when he fell from his horsePA

The 47-year-old was rushed to intensive care after being unseated as his horse Ben Macdui left the stalls.

And on Friday his family issued a statement revealing the Irishman has suffered damage to his spinal cord.

SunSport exclusively revealed close mate McCoy made a mad 3am dash to get Lee’s daughter to his bedside at Newcastle Royal Infirmary.

But emotions got the better of the legendary jockey as he gave an update on Lee’s health on live TV.

McCoy was part of ITV’s punditry team from Cheltenham on Saturday.

And as he discussed Lee’s horrific fall, he was forced to fight back the tears while being comforted by his fellow pundits.

He said: “It’s been the most horrendous week.

“One little positive thing would be that Ritchie McGrath and his wife Becky FaceTimed me with Graham last night… but when I say the most horrendous week I really mean that.

“He had an operation to stabilise his fractures on Wednesday. There is a lot of swelling and bruising around the spinal chord – it’s going to be a long road, you know.

“It is a long road and it’ll be a long road for Becky and the family. We never know in the world where things can go, and what medicine is bringing us.

“With a bit of luck God can be good, and I think everyone would like him to be good right now.”

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