Date: 31st March 2018 at 8:11am
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Sad news over night. Chelsea`s former midfielder Ray Wilkins, 61, has suffered a heart attack and is in hospital.

The cardiac arrest which happened at his Cobham home, preceded a fall that has resulted in Ray being put in an induced coma. His wife Jackie spoke briefly with 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.”

Wilkins, nicknamed Butch, throughout his Chelsea career, was synonymous with Chelsea Football Club. He captained, coached and even managed the team. Having left Chelsea during Carlo Ancelotti`s reign as manager, he turned his attentions to working in the media world. He`s often heard on Talksport, Sky Sports and the BBC.

In fact he had co-hosted the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast Show just hours before being rushed to hospital on Wednesday. When asked of his well-being by one of the shows guest`s, he used a phrase he`s used many times before, saying he was ‘dangerously well`, very poignant now.

Friends and colleagues have used social media to express their concern and best wishes,

There`s an infinite number of similar tweets from across the world of football, for a Chelsea man who is clearly well-loved. At Vital Chelsea, we can only add to those best wishes, and pray that Ray is able to make a full recovery. Keep fighting, Ray.


6 Replies to “Ray Wilkins Fighting For His Life In Hospital”

  • he had a double bypass last year. He is in an induced coma due to the fall when he hit his head. The coma will allow his brain to rest and to hopefully allow the swelling to go down. Wishing him a speedy recovery

  • Some of his comments may have *****ed us off recently, but he is a Chelsea man through and through, we want him back watching games, he is a CFC legend, his heart really does blood blue. So come on Ray, pull through this .

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