Legendary cosmologist and author Professor Stephen Hawking is reported to be 'comfortable' after being rushed to hospital from his home in Cambridge.
Professor Hawking, who is Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge University and the author of A Brief History of Time', is to remain in hospital for treatment for his illness, believed to be a viral infection.
Specialists at Addenbrooke's Hospital, where the professor is being treated, said that Hawking had been suffering from two separate infections upon admission - a 'nasty case of Conficker', and a relapse of an earlier W32.Mytob illness.
Surgeons have now rebooted Professor Hawking, and he is currently running in Safe Mode awaiting a full disinfection. He is, however, expected to make a full recovery without the need for his original install disks.