The full extent of David Ginola's shocking health scare has been revealed
David Ginola is a very lucky man to be alive today after taking ill during a football game on Thursday.
Various reports surfaced that the former Tottenham winger had suffered a serious cardiac arrest during a game on the French Riviera on Thursday.
Initial reports he had suffered a heart attack seemed to be allayed when this tweet was sent out from his account in the hours after the news was first reported.
Footy match in the midday sun, not very clever. Now having some tests done. Whoever voted for a World Cup in Qatar in the summer?
— David Ginola (@teamginola) May 19, 2016
However, reports this afternoon are suggesting the former France international underwent a five hour surgery to clear blocked arteries around his heart this morning in Monaco.
David Ginola is now awake and talking to family and will make a full recovery after his quadruple by-pass surgery.
— Jane Dougall (@janedougallbbc) May 20, 2016
The Frenchman has confirmed he's on the mend.
Hello world, never slept better. I'm fine, just need to rest a bit. Thank you so much all of you for your magnificent support.
— David Ginola (@teamginola) May 20, 2016
It's believed emergency CPR performed when Ginola collapsed during the game may have saved his life.
It has been reported earlier on Friday morning that the 49-year-old was in a coma after Thursday's medical incident, but those rumours have thankfully now been found to be false.