Hoddle family release statement on Glenn’s condition

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The family of Glenn Hoddle have released a further update on the condition of the Spurs legend.

Hoddle collapsed after appearing on BT Sport on his 61st birthday in what has been confirmed earlier today as a heart attack.  Glenn had played keepy-uppy on live TV — then collapsed from a heart attack just two minutes later

BT Sport’s Saturday afternoon football results show was cancelled as a result of Hoddle being taken ill.

Sound supervisor Simon Daniels has been praised for giving Hoddle emergency first aid at the BT Sport studio.  Daniels revealed on Twitter that his training as a special police constable had helped him to come to the aid of the former Spurs midfielder and manager

Hoddle remains in hospital in a serious condition but is responding well to treatment.

The statement released by the Hoddle family, as quoted by Sky News read: “The family are grateful to everyone in the football family – and beyond – that have sent kind messages of support, they are very much appreciated,”

“In particular, Glenn and his family would like to publicly thank the BT Sport staff that treated him immediately on set following his collapse.

“Glenn is now in the care of the professional NHS medical services, who have also been exemplary in helping him and the family during the last 24 hours.

“Doctors have advised the most important thing for Glenn is time to rest. Therefore, his family have reiterated the request for their privacy to be respected during this period.”


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