Ex-France star David Ginola on the mend after bypass

May 21, 2016, 08:06 IST | AFP

Monaco: Former French international star David Ginola was described as "awake and improving" after undergoing a quadruple heart bypass yesterday, Professor Gilles Dreyfus, who carried out the operation, told AFP.

David Ginola
David Ginola

The 49-year-old ex-PSG and Newcastle star suffered a suspected heart attack on Thursday while playing football before a celebrity golf tournament in the afternoon heat at Mandelieu, west of Cannes in southern France, and was airlifted to hospital in Monaco.

"He's getting better. He's awake and conscious. He didn't have a heart attack. He had a heart rhythm disorder," explained Dreyfus.

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