I'm A Celeb's David Ginola opens up about the moment he 'died for 12 minutes'
23 November 2021, 12:05 | Updated: 23 November 2021, 14:18
David Ginola reveals he'd died for 12 minutes after 2017 heart attack
Footballer David Ginola has opened up about when he had his terrifying heart attack.
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The footballing legend, 54, was chatting to his fellow campmates by the fire when he was asked about his health scare by Naughty Boy.
The musician, 36, asked: "Is that true about something that happened to you?", to which David responded: "You mean what?"
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Naughty Boy then replied: "You died and came back?"
To this, David explained: "I passed away for 12 minutes."
Naughty Boy said: "I didn’t think that was possible.", to which David responded: "Just playing football and at one stage you just fall on the floor.
"So they have to perform CPR for 12 minutes and they arrive with the defibrillator and they shocked me one time, two times, three times…
"They said, ‘I think your friend is dead.’ A fourth, fifth time… the fifth time, a heartbeat.
"'Yeah' the surgeon said, ‘You’ve been very lucky David, it’s a miracle. In your condition, nine out of 10 would have died'."
David added: "When you come back from that you just have your mind full of questions. 'Is it a message, am I going back for a second life for a purpose?'
"Because when you’re fighting when you’re dead, you’re on the crossroads… there’s life and death."
I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! continues on ITV at 9pm.