Souness recovering well after minor heart operation

Reds legend Graham Souness is reportedly making good progress after being admitted to hospital last week for a minor heart operation.

The Mail have published pictures of our ex-manager and midfield hard man, and thankfully he’s looking healthy.

The 62-year-old was taken ill last Friday, and while details of the condition we slow to emerge, it didn’t take much speculating to come to the conclusion that it was a heart issue. News is still scarce, but it appears he suffered a heart attack (via Mirror).

He famously had major heart surgery – a triple heart bypass – in April 1992, whilst he was still our manager. He was just 38 at the time.

In the aftermath he made a miraculously speedy recovery, leading the team out at Wembley less than a month later for the 1992 FA Cup Final – a game in which we beat the then-second tier Sunderland 2-0.

Sadly, that wasn’t the end of his problems. In 2000 he flew to the United States for life saving surgery on a blocked artery.

“I couldn’t get my head around what was happening to me”, he said at the time. “It was the feeling that I was no longer the person I had been – and that I would never again be the person I had been”.

Perhaps it’s time for him to drop out of the punditry limelight and concentrate on himself. No amount of work or money is worth sacrificing your health for.

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Naturally, we at EOTK wish him all the best in his recovery.

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