THE man who saved Glenn Hoddle after his heart stopped has revealed he broke seven of the footie pundit’s ribs giving him CPR.
Spurs fan Simon Daniels was reunited with Glenn on telly yesterday.
The former Tottenham Hotspur and England midfielder was visibly emotional when Simon joined him and heart surgeon Stephen Edmondson as they were being interviewed on Good Morning Britain.
Sound engineer Simon’s last-minute appearance came as he was working on ITV’s Lorraine in the studio next door.
Glenn, 65, said: “You can imagine how emotional I feel with these two guys sat here.”
Simon said: “I broke seven of Glenn’s ribs so I’ve got that on my CV.”
Presenter Kate Garraway joked “So you’re not a Spurs fan?” and he replied: “No, I am a Spurs fan.”
Glenn had a cardiac arrest on his 61st birthday in 2018 while working as a pundit for BT Sport.
Simon’s first aid kept him alive long enough to be rushed to hospital for open-heart surgery.
A bypass op was then carried out by Mr Edmonson at St Barts, London.
Simon said: “I could tell that Glenn was seriously unwell.
“Just being able to do CPR, and do it quickly, you give someone that chance of making it.”
Glenn said: “I’m only here because of Steve and Simon. These guys saved my life.”
Source: The Sun