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England legend Ray Wilkins is fighting for his life in hospital after a heart attack and a fall at home, reports the Mirror sport.

The former Chelsea and Manchester United midfielder, 61, was rushed to hospital from his £2.6m home in Cobham, Surrey, this week.

The former England midfielder, 61, who had appeared on Alan Brazil’s Talksport breakfast show, on which he is a regular pundit, the day earlier, suffered a cardiac arrest and fall at home before doctors decided to put him in an induced coma.

His anxious wife Jackie told the Daily Mirror: “He’s in hospital, he’s had a cardiac arrest and is in intensive care.
“He is not in a good state at all, I’m afraid. He’s critically ill.
“The cardiac arrest led to a fall which has meant he’s had to be put in an induced coma.
“It’s very, very bad.”

Jackie added: “It’s a very difficult time for the family. He’s going to have a further scan on Tuesday.
“We hope to have an update then. It’s been a very difficult time for us.”

Ray is being treated at St George’s Hospital, in Tooting, South London.

After the news broke out last night, Wikins continue to receive support from all over the world.

His former club Chelsea tweeted: “The thoughts of everybody at Chelsea Football Club are with Ray Wilkins and his family tonight. Keep fighting Ray, you have our love and support.”

Ray’s colleague at talkSPORT radio, Alan Brazil, said: “Ray Wilkins is one of the nicest men you could ever wish to meet and working with him on the show is always a joy.
“Keep fighting, Butch.”


Former star, Frank Lampard posted on Instagram: “All thoughts and strength with this man and his family tonight. An absolute gentleman.”

Former Liverpool striker Stan Collymore tweeted: “Love and best wishes to Ray Wilkins and family after the awful news tonight. Had a tough time in recent years but his politeness, genuine interest in others and humour is there in bucket loads. Praying for you Butch!”

Neil Ruddock added: “Thoughts and best wishes to Ray Wilkins and his family tonight, get well soon Ray where all thinking of you mate. What a guy this fella is so genuine and time for everyone.”

Former England team-mate Gary Lineker added: “Thoughts are with Ray Wilkins and his family. Rooting for you, Butch.”

And another of his former clubs Leyton Orient added: “Everyone associated with LOFC’s thoughts are with former player Ray Wilkins and his family tonight. Keep fighting! LOFC.”

Former Birmingham striker Clinton Morrison added: “Sad news about Ray Wilkins hope he pulls through such a lovely man keep fighting mate”.

Current Birmingham keeper David Stockdale said: “Thoughts are with the Wilkins family. Ray is a great man. Wish him all the best.”

Former Leicester city midfielder – Robbie Savage wrote: “Thoughts and prayers with Ray Wilkins and his family. Keep fighting Ray.”


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