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Muamba, Fabrice - And his out of body experience

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000575

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Extract from The Sun newspaper - FABRICE Muamba:
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/4271858/.html#ixzz2COoX2uHg]

The emotional soccer star, 24, was speaking for the first time since he collapsed and “died” on the pitch in front of millions of TV viewers.

Revealing a 3ins scar on his chest where doctors inserted a zapper to restart his heart if it stops again, the Bolton and England Under-21 midfielder said: “What happened to me was really more than a miracle.” ………

In an exclusive interview with The Sun, Muamba revealed he was gripped by a strange “out-of-body” sensation seconds before he collapsed. His heart stopped for 78 minutes during the FA Cup tie with Spurs at White Hart Lane on March 17.

The superfit Bolton midfielder was feeling well right up to the moment his heart stopped and he crashed unconscious to the pitch 41 minutes into the FA Cup tie at White Hart Lane. He said:

“There were a few chances and with the score at 1-1 I still felt we could have pulled off an upset. That’s when I got the first feeling that something wasn’t right. I ran upfield to try to get on the end of a cross from Martin Petrov on our left wing and as I ran back into midfield I felt very slightly dizzy.

"It wasn’t normal dizziness — it was a kind of surreal feeling like I was running along inside someone else’s body. It’s hard to explain.

The lion-hearted star, who was unconscious for three days and spent 40 days in hospital, is now home with fiancee Shauna Magunda, 27, and little boy Joshua, three.

His tears flowed as he spoke of his joy at seeing his family as he began his recovery.


Tears ... Fabrice Muamba breaks down with tears rolling
from his eyes as he relives collapse

His life was saved by Dr Andrew Deaner, a cardiologist and Tottenham fan who leapt from his seat in the crowd and rushed to help. Dr Deaner organised paramedics resuscitating him, then insisted he was rushed directly to the London Chest Hospital for the best possible specialist care.

Muamba told The Sun: “It was pure chance that Dr Deaner was in the crowd that day. I owe him everything. He is the reason I have been able to hold my baby son again and continue my life.

It took 15 defibrillator shocks from paramedics — two on the pitch and 13 in the ambulance — to spark life back into his body.

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Muamba, Fabrice

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