Former England manager Glenn Hoddle 'responding well' after collapsing at TV studio
Former England manager Glenn Hoddle remains in a "serious condition" but is "responding well" after falling ill at the BT Sport studio, a spokesman said on Sunday.
Hoddle, who began his career with Tottenham Hotspur and also played for Chelsea and Monaco, works as a pundit for the broadcaster and was taken to hospital after receiving medical attention at the studios in east London. BT Sport subsequently cancelled their football results show, which was due to go on air on Saturday.
"Glenn remains in a serious condition in hospital after suffering a heart attack yesterday. He continues to respond well to treatment," a spokesman said on Sunday.
"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."
Our friend & colleague Glenn Hoddle was taken seriously ill at the BT Sport studio this morning.— Jake Humphrey (@mrjakehumphrey) October 27, 2018
For that reason there will be no @btsportscore - but we will be live as usual for the 5.30 ko at Leicester.
Everyone of us is right with you Glenn, sending love & strength ❤️
BT Sport presenter Jake Humphrey posted on his official Twitter feed on Saturday: "Our friend & colleague Glenn Hoddle was taken seriously ill at the BT Sport studio this morning. Everyone of us is right with you Glenn, sending love & strength."
Later in the day, Humphrey provided an update on Hoddle's condition, saying: "The condition is serious but Glenn is currently receiving specialist treatment and responding well.
"Glenn's family are with him and would like to thank everyone that has sent their support."
We have received an update on Glenn Hoddle's condition this evening:— BT Sport (@btsport) October 27, 2018
"The condition is serious but Glenn is currently receiving specialist treatment and responding well."
"Glenn's family are with him and would like to thank everyone that has sent their support." pic.twitter.com/P0YcYFXOZp
Gary Lineker, who played alongside Hoddle with England at the 1986 World Cup and is a colleague on BT Sport, wrote on Twitter: "Hugely worrying news that Glenn Hoddle collapsed at the BT studios earlier. Thoughts are with him and his family. Come on Glenn."
Hugely worrying news that Glenn Hoddle collapsed at the BT studios earlier. Thoughts are with him and his family. Come on Glenn.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) October 27, 2018
Hoddle was due to be a pundit for West Ham's trip to Leicester's King Power Stadium on Saturday evening.
"Best wishes to Glenn Hoddle, who has been taken to hospital after falling ill before his pundit appearance on BT Sport today. Our thoughts are with you," West Ham wrote on Twitter.
Former midfielder Hoddle, who won 53 caps for his country before managing the team from 1996-99, including at the 1998 World Cup in France, was celebrating his 61st birthday.