'Hearts are s***e', say Hibs fans in first words since suffering stroke 3 years ago

'Hearts are s***e', say Hibs fans in first words since suffering stroke

"It just came to me"

A Hibernian supporter who had been unable to speak for four months after suffering from a stroke shocked his nurses by uttering his first words, mocking Hearts of Midlothian.

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Darren Thomson, 22, lost all feeling in the left hand side of his body shortly after experiencing a painful headache. He was then rushed to hospital, where doctors discovered that he had suffered a seizure following a bleed on the brain from a blood clot the size of a 10p coin on his brain.

Thomson had two operations to relieve pressure on his brain, but remained unable to speak for months.

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The came the faithful day, when hearing his nurses discuss Hearts, that Thomson spoke the immortal and poetic words: "Hearts are shite."

Months later, Thomson has discussed the incident: “It was so scary not being able to speak.

“It’s so hard to put into words what it’s like not being able to speak.

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“I was so confused, I didn’t even know what was happening or anything.

“But when I had a Hearts doctor looking after me, someone had said ‘what’s Hearts’ and I just said ‘Hearts are shite’.

“It just came to me, I was so happy that I spoke out, everyone laughed. “It felt so good to just hear my own voice again.”