Barry Humphries in hospital: Legendary Australian comedian suffers hip surgery complications

Iconic Australian comedian Barry Humphries, best known for his character Dame Edna Everage, has been hospitalised following complications from a recent surgery.

The 89-year-old had surgery on his hip last month at Sydney's St Vincent's Hospital after a fall in February, but is understood to have since suffered complications.

Australian reports claim Humphries' health has been "worsening in the past week".

"Things are tough, and all we can do at this point in time is to basically give a big shout out to Barry Humphries and say, 'Australia loves you and we will always be grateful for everything you have given us'," Australian Sunrise reporter Peter Ford said.

"Barry has a fighting spirit and he's not going to give up easily."

Ford said Humphries was in "a serious condition but being kept comfortable" and "surrounded by family".

The entertainer was supposed to be touring Australia with his comic character Everage and Sir Les Patterson later this year.