Palmer gives update on health scare after ex-England ace rushed to hospital
SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY legend Carlton Palmer has given an update on his health following an issue with his heart.
The 57-year-old was rushed to hospital on Sunday after he felt something “playing up” while running the Sheffield half marathon.
Palmer, who received 18 England caps, completed the race before checking himself into hospital where he underwent tests to find the problem.
But now he has reassured people that he is back home, despite doctors being unsure about the nature of the concern.
Speaking on Twitter, he said: “Great news I have being discharged and I am back at home.
“Thank you to all the staff at the #hallamshirehospital tests have all come back negative. So it remains a mystery to what occurred.
“Further tests are to be done. Thank you for all your kind messages.
Palmer was raising money for several charities but felt a problem with his heart in the first mile.
However he was still able to finish the race alongside his wife Lucy Kirkby-Palmer.
After Palmer was taken to hospital she tweeted: “Listen to your body! If something is not right get it sorted – please don’t leave it and carry on as normal. Your body speaks to you ❤️ don’t ignore it.”
Palmer is aiming to run the London Marathon on April 23 to raise money for Cavendish Cancer Care.
He has had problems with his heart before and in 2016 underwent a life-saving five-hour operation for a heart condition.
He said of the incident: “I was fighting for my life. I could feel the air leaving my body. My heart was pounding like it was trying to get out of my chest and it was getting worse.
“I’d always been quite flippant about death. When it comes, it comes, that was my attitude but now I was thinking, ‘f*** me’, and all the things I should have done were flashing through my mind.
“Someone was shouting, ‘He’s going to arrest,’ and someone else was shouting ‘quickly’ and I was lying on the trolley with my arms and legs over the sides and I thought it was a stupid way to die.”
Palmer’s professional career spanned 19 years and eight clubs.
His main stint came at Sheffield Wednesday where he made 191 appearances and won the League Cup in 1991.
He also finished as a runner-up in the competition with the Owls in 1993 and again with Leeds in 1996.
Palmer also missed out on FA Cup final success after losing the 1993 final to Arsenal.
Source: The Sun
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