Chelsea and England legend Ray Wilkins is fighting for his life in a London hospital, having been put in an induced coma following a heart attack. The 61-year-old, who also played with Manchester United, AC Milan, Rangers and a host of other clubs and coached at Chelsea, QPR, and Aston Villa, was brought to hospital having suffered a heart attack at home.
His wife Jackie is quoted in The Daily Mirror as saying:
He’s in hospital, he’s had a cardiac arrest and is in intensive care.
He is not in a good state at all, I’m afraid. He’s critically ill.
The cardiac arrest led to a fall which has meant he’s had to be put in an induced coma. It’s very, very bad.
Chelsea Football Club sent their best wishes to Wilkins this morning.
The thoughts of everybody at Chelsea Football Club are with Ray Wilkins and his family tonight. Keep fighting Ray, you have our love and support. pic.twitter.com/egOapZhDYN
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) March 30, 2018
A host of Chelsea legends did so too, including Frank Lampard.
Thoughts are with Ray Wilkins and his family. Rooting for you, Butch.
— Gary Lineker 💙💛 (@GaryLineker) March 31, 2018
Thoughts and best wishes to Ray Wilkins and his family tonight, get well soon Ray where all thinkingof you mate. What a guy this fella is so genuine and time for everyone 😘@soccerspeaker pic.twitter.com/7k4KLcghAY
— Neil Ruddock (@RealRazor) March 30, 2018