Ed Miliband has undergone a successful operation to address his sleep apnoea.
The Mr. Miliband had the operation at the Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital in central London.
The labour leader admitted in April that he suffered from the condition that interrupts breathing during sleep.
Sources close to Mr. Miliband threw out claims from the media that he was hoping that the procedure would make his voice less nasal. One source said “I’ve spoken to him since the operation and his voice sounds exactly the same. It wasn’t done in terms of changing his voice at all”.
A Labour spokeswoman said: “Ed Miliband had an operation this morning to correct a deviated septum in order to help with his sleep apnoea.
“The hour-long operation was done with the National Health Service and was performed at the Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital in central London.
“He is now recovering for a few days before going on holiday with his family.”
The respiratory condition sleep apnoea is a repeated narrowing of the throat during sleep which prevents air getting into the lungs and causes the afflicted person to wake up.
Symptoms can include day-time fatigue and heavy snoring. William Shatner, Christopher Hitchens and Billy Connolly all suffer with the condition.