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Song astounded by physical state after waking up from coma

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Posted on December 24, 2016
Rigobert Song: How could a man built physically like me get there

Photo: Lee Warren/Gallo Images/Getty Images

Former international captain is in a good state after suffering a stroke in early October, saying that he is back from the brink.

Rigobert was taken to a hospital in Cameroon after suffering a cerebral aneurysm in early October as the former defender was said to be fighting for survival.

Song was later taken to France for special treatment, but now he is in a good state with a few pounds lost, and a smile as bright as always, saying “I am a miracle.”

“I really came back from far away,” admits the former Cameroon defender. “When I got out of the coma, I was 60 kg! How could a man built physically like me get there?

“I was in front of the TV, on my sofa, in Yaoundé and I felt a big stroke. My blood pressure was up at like 25 and it felt like my head was exploding.

Song: How could a man built physically like me get there

Photo: Lee Warren/Gallo Images/Getty Images

“I was lucky to fall on my side and that way when I went down my tongue came out.

“My dog started barking and the concierge came up but didn’t dare come in, but then a friend showed up and got me help,” The 40-year old concluded.

The Cameroonian defender played for Metz and Lens in France and bagged two league titles with Turkish side Galatasaray. He also played in England for Liverpool and West Ham United.

On international level, Song has played eight Africa Cup of Nations tournaments in which he captained his side in five of them, and has won the tournament twice in 2000 and 2002. He also holds the record for playing the most consecutive games in the tournament with 35 games.

Rigobert Song, who was mostly famous with his blonde dreadlocks, is the uncle of former Arsenal and Barcelona midfielder, Alex song.

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