David Ginola tweets to say he is fine after heart attack reports


David Ginola has eased fears over his health following reports he was rushed to hospital on Thursday.

French newspaper Nice-Matin had reported the former Newcastle and Tottenham winger had suffered a cardiac arrest while playing football in Mandelieu, where he was attending a celebrity golf tournament.

Tino Asprilla, (left) Kevin Keegan (centre) and David Ginola
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Nice-Matin reported Ginola had been transferred from there by air to a hospital in Monaco, that he was intubated and ventilated, and was unconscious but in a stable condition.

Subsequent reports suggested the 49-year-old, who last year briefly put himself forward as a candidate for the Fifa presidency, had in fact only fainted.

And on Thursday evening, Ginola gave a reassuring sign as he posted a message on Twitter which included a joke about the 2022 World Cup.

Ginola, who won 17 caps for France and also had spells at Aston Villa and Everton, ended his career as a professional player with retirement in 2002.