Arsenal and England legend Kenny Sansom “hasn’t gotten out of the woods yet” after being “beaten in a drunk row” – The Sun


Former England and Arsenal footballer Kenny Sansom is “not out of the woods yet” after being “beaten in a drunk row”.

The 61-year-old star, who has had alcohol problems in the past, is said to have fallen and seriously injured his head in the incident.

    Kenny Sansom fights for his life in the hospital7
Kenny Sansom fights for his life in the hospitalCredit: Gary Stone – The Sun
    Arsenal star reportedly intoxicated7
Arsenal star reportedly intoxicatedCredit: PA: Empics Sport

The former football star would now be sitting in his hospital bed today after being unable to communicate for a week, and doctors said they did not expect him to survive the ordeal. from eight days ago.

Her three adult children Natalie, Katie and Harry were reportedly at his bedside tonight.

But his family was warned, “He hasn’t gotten out of the woods yet.”

A source told The Mirror, “Ken’s family and friends are worried, but he is a strong man. Things were bad, but fingers crossed, he’s beaten the odds now.

“His family is still trying to figure out what happened, but doctors say he injured his nose and head.”

He is said to be being treated at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital.

Kenny has suffered from a series of health problems related to his alcohol addiction since his retirement from football in the 1990s.

The footballer was made homeless at some point after the breakdown of his marriage, and he also suffered from depression and suicidal thoughts.


In 2016, he revealed that he was “ready to die” by admitting a heartbreaking defeat in his battle against alcohol.

He said, “I want to kill myself. I don’t feel like I have anything left to live for.

“I want to forget my life. I can no longer bear life. If I could end it now, I would. “

Kenny, who once made £ 1,200 a week, also admitted that he had borrowed money from friends and that he only had £ 50 in his name because his addiction controlled his life.

After being photographed asleep on a park bench, former clubs and teammates flooded Kenny with support.

In 2017, former Arsenal striker Niall Quinn paid for his ex-teammate to go to a rehabilitation clinic in Ireland.

In March of this year, Kenny offered support for a shelter and companionship project for at-risk youth who are homeless in Liverpool.

He said, “Having a house is so important, but you need people.

” I am alone. I’m not happy. My phone does not ring. People need people. But if no one is there, who are you talking to? “

The legend won 86 caps for England and was the most crowned left-back until Ashley Cole in the early 2000s.

He made 394 appearances at Arsenal between 1980 and 1988 and also spent spells at Newcastle, QPR, Coventry, Everton and Watford.

    Kenny made 394 appearances for Arsenal7
Kenny made 394 appearances for ArsenalCredits: Getty Images – Getty
    He was also the most capped left-back in England until the 2000s


He was also the most capped left-back in England until the 2000sCredit: Getty – Contributor
    Kenny fought alcohol addiction


Kenny has battled alcohol addictionCredit: Times Newspapers Ltd
    Left-back enjoyed successful career before retiring in the mid-1990s


The left-back enjoyed a successful career before retiring in the mid-1990sCredit: Getty – Contributor
    He played for Arsenal for eight years


He played for Arsenal for eight yearsCredit: PA: Empics Sport

Kenny Sansom talks about his battle to beat alcoholism this morning

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