Former England manager and current TV pundit Glenn Hoddle is responding well to treatment in hospital after suffering a heart attack during on set while working for BT Sport.
Hoddle fell ill at BT Sport’s studios during the morning on Saturday and was immediately rushed to a hospital in London – where his condition is being continually monitored. He remains in a “serious condition”, but is confirmed to be “responding well”.
A spokesman for Hoddle said, as reported by the ?BBC 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.”
The latest news on Glenn is that he is responding well. Any more news & will let you know. Thanks for the care & kind words the last 24 hours.
Right, off for a day with the family. Lots of hugs already…lots still to come!
— Jake Humphrey (@mrjakehumphrey) October 28, 2018
A spokesperson for Hoddle said, as per ?Sky Sports in an original statement on Saturday: ?
“Glenn’s family are with him and would like to thank everyone that has sent their support.
I wish my old teammate Glenn Hoddle a speedy recovery from his heart attack! Glenn is not only a terrific player but also a nice man !
— Peter Shilton (@Peter_Shilton) October 28, 2018
Following the incident, Hoddle’s co-star Jake Humphrey took to Twitter to reveal that the weekly show ‘BT Sport Score’ covering all the 3pm kick-offs across English football had been cancelled as a result.
BT Sport did broadcast the Premier League’s evening kick off between Leicester and West Ham and, at the start of the broadcast, Humphrey paid a touching tribute to the former ?Tottenham, ?Chelsea and Monaco player.
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
“We at BT Sport add to that and we are standing alongside you Glenn and sending you the very best for a speedy recovery.”