‘A second chance at life,’ says David Ginola, who had a near-death experience.
David Ginola, a former Premier League footballer from France, has stated that he is eager to try new things since his near-death experience in 2016.
The footballer, who will appear on I’m A Celebrity this weekend with other contestants, hopes the show will broaden his experiences and challenge him.
As he joins the nine other celebrities at I’m A Celebrity’s Gwrych Castle this weekend, David Ginola has shared his new outlook on life.
After being given a “new chance at life,” the Frenchman, who had a heart attack in 2016, said he is willing to try new things.
The 54-year-old expressed his hope that the experiences he’ll have at basecamp will push him out of his “comfort zone.”
The footballer will be one of ten contestants on the ITV show, which will be held at Gwrych Castle near Abergele in North Wales.
David stated that he “doesn’t expect any special treatment” from the hosts and that he simply wants to be treated the same as the rest of the cast.
In addition, the footballer admitted that he “doesn’t know much” about I’m A Celebrity or its infamous challenges.
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“It’s an experience, and I’m treating it as such,” David explained. “Something I’ll probably never do again in my life.”
“It’ll most likely be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.”
“You get to know each other, and if you want to succeed, you need to like each other,” he continued. “Let’s try to forget about it, and let’s try to keep our spirits as high as possible to achieve success.”
“My success in the castle will depend on everyone working together – not just one or the other, but everyone working together as a team.”
In May 2016, David had a heart attack while participating in a charity football game in Mandelieu-La Napoule, France.
The footballer was said to have been dead for nine minutes before being revived by his friend Frederic Mendy, who performed CPR.
He was flown by air ambulance to a hospital in Monaco, where he underwent quadruple bypass surgery.
David later learned that he had inherited a heart condition from his mother Mireille, who died in 2005 after suffering a heart attack.
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