Ex Chelsea star Ray Wilkins critically ill in hospital

Michele Moreno
April 2, 2018

The ex-Chelsea and Man United midfielder, 61, was placed in an induced coma at St George's Hospital in London, on Friday night.

'He's not in a good state at all, I'm afraid. "It's very, very bad".

Chelsea legend Ray Wilkins is in a serious condition in hospital having suffered a heart attack, according to the Daily Mail.

"I hope everyone can respect the family's wishes over privacy at this very hard time for us".

Wilkins was given the all-clear after a double-heart bypass last summer and also revealed in 2014 that he was battling ulcerative colitis but he has worked regularly as a media pundit, appearing on Alan Brazil's breakfast show on Talksport as recently as Tuesday morning.

A victor of 84 England caps, he became the fourth player sent off while playing for his country when he was dismissed during the 1986 World Cup finals in Mexico in a game against Morocco.

Wilkins played for Chelsea, Manchester United, AC Milan and Paris Saint-Germain in the 1970s and '80s, while he made 84 appearances for England before turning to punditry after his career ended.

After his playing career, Wilkins managed Jordan, the Queen's Park Rangers and Fulham in addition to other assistant coaching jobs.

Former Chelsea captain Frank Lampard said all his "thoughts and strength" were with Wilkins, describing him as an "absolute Gentleman" in an Instagram post. "Keep fighting Ray, you have our love and support", said a statement on the Chelsea Twitter feed.

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