Sir Bruce Forsyth has sparked fresh health fears by pulling out of his wife's business launch due to "mobility issues".
The 88-year-old entertainer will miss the launch of Wilnelia's candle range at London upmarket department store Fortnum and Mason on Wednesday after also being too frail to attend the funeral of close friend Ronnie Corbett on April 18.
Sir Bruce's manager Ian Wilson said the former Strictly Come Dancing host's recovery was taking "longer than hoped" following keyhole surgery in November 2015.
He told Press Association: "If he were well enough to go or medically advised, he would be there, but we're not at that point.
"He's not going to do something that would endanger recuperation."
Wilnelia said in December last year that they hoped it would take "one or two months more for him to fully recover" from surgery to fix two aortic aneurysms discovered after a fall in his home in October.
Wilson said his continuing recovery was "not longer than expected, but longer than hoped".
Sir Bruce and ex-Miss World Wilnelia have been married for 33 years.