Olympic gold medalist Darren Campbell rushed to hospital with serious brain bleed and needed resuscitating

OLYMPIC champ Darren Campbell admits he’s "relieved to be alive" after struggling a bleed on the brain.

The retired British dash ace, forty four, suffered a seizure at residence final Tuesday and had to be resuscitated in hospital.

 Darren Campbell won relay gold in the 2004 Olympics

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Darren Campbell gained relay gold within the 2004 Olympics

Campbell is now recovering and confirmed he had a pituitary apoplexy.

He advised the BBC: "I almost died. You will have to give thanks. That’s how shut it was.

"I'm not working this summer time. I all the time work however I’m taking time without work. Every minute and second I'm making an attempt to take issues in and give thanks.

"I don't need to be Darren Campbell in the intervening time.

 Darren Campbell has been working as a pundit and presenter to share his knowledge

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Darren Campbell has been working as a pundit and presenter to share his information
 The retired sprinter spoke candidly about his harrowing ordeal

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The retired sprinter spoke candidly about his harrowing ordeal

"I'm calm. What can I panic about? I'm alive. The very fact I can speak to you and be calm, I’ve to be grateful."

BBC radio presenter Campbell had by no means suffered a seizure earlier than however had a number of extra throughout a tough few days in hospital.

His spouse and three youngsters have joined him, with the 2 youngest youngsters initially stored away till the previous athlete's situation improved.

 Darren Campbell will now take time off to focus on his recovery

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Darren Campbell will now take day without work to give attention to his restoration

Campbell – who gained the 4x400m relay within the 2004 Video games – added: "It's solely once I see the worry in my youngsters' eyes that you simply realise.

"Once they first advised me I used to be on a ventilator, I didn't consider them. I've received different individuals filling in blanks. For those who can't breathe by your self, you aren’t in an excellent place.

"I’ve to be relieved as I almost died."

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Campbell needed three injections a day to stabilise his pituitary gland however hopes to depart hospital on Tuesday.

He defined: "It was scary for the household as they’re used to seeing this robust character.

"Rapidly I couldn't management my physique. My oldest son has been a rock and stored the whole lot collectively.

"The docs have stated if I wasn't so match, I wouldn't be right here.

 The decorated athlete has a wife and three sopnes

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The adorned athlete has a spouse and three sopnes
 Campbell suffered several seizures while in hospital

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Campbell suffered a number of seizures whereas in hospital

"I've been eager about my youngsters, and all I used to be considering is I’ve to maintain preventing as I would like to see my 10-yr-previous daughter get married in the future.

"My daughter had been watching a programme referred to as Say Sure to the Gown. She had come downstairs a few days earlier saying: 'Dad, I do know what finances I would like for my wedding ceremony gown.' She stated: 'I would like £5,000 for my gown.' You seize onto little issues like that."

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OLYMPIC champ Darren Campbell admits he’s "relieved to be alive" after struggling a bleed on the brain.