England World Cup winner George Cohen rushed to hospital


England World Cup winner George Cohen was rushed to hospital after he collapsed during a charity dinner, it emerged today.

The 1966 hero – who has beaten bowel cancer an incredible THREE times – passed out in a restaurant last Friday night.

George, 70, was kept in hospital overnight on but was discharged the next day.

Today his agent Andrew Morris said: ”George was taken ill on Friday.

”It’s happened before when he hasn’t eaten or drank enough and has been on his feet all day.

”He was kept in hospital which was the sensible thing to do and is now recovering at home. He is fine now.”

George had attended a champagne reception at Worcester Cathedral and gone on to a charity dinner when he fell ill.

Shocked customers watched in horror as the World Cup legend collapsed moments after arriving at the Glasshouse, Sidbury, Worcs.

An ambulance was called and George was rushed to Worcestershire Royal Hospital.

George, who lives in Crowborough, East Sussex, was due to open an exhibition of sporting heroes’ memorabilia in the city on Saturday.

Peter Millichip, head of exhibition sponsor Sir Bert Millichip Sports, said: ”He was unhappy not to be here to open the exhibit, but he had to be checked out at the hospital.

”I am happy to report he is now okay, but it was a nasty turn.

”He was here at the launch party and had a very happy evening with the great and the good of Worcester.

”He was pleased to meet the bishop, the dean and the mayor and absolutely loved Worcester.

”He said he loved what was going on here in terms of sports development including the plans for the new sports village.

”He is very much behind the idea of getting the kids off the streets and using the power of sport for good.”

The exhibition was officially opened by Richard Callicott, trustee of the British Paralympic Association and ex-chief executive of UK Sport.


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