Manchester United legend Denis Law collapsed at the Manchester Airport as he was waiting to fly to Menorca with his wife on a holiday.
Fellow passengers heard the 76-year-old Scot say “I don’t feel well” before collapsing.
Law spent 11 years at Manchester United, from 1962-1973, where he scored 237 goals in 404 appearances. His goals tally places him third in the club’s history, behind Sir Bobby Charlton and Wayne Rooney. He is the only player from Scotland to have won the Ballon d’Or.
Soon after his collapse, he was rushed to Trafford General Hospital where the doctors said he is all clear.
Doctors said the incident was due to vasovagal condition. The vasovagal syncope trigger causes your heart rate and blood pressure to drop suddenly. That leads to reduced blood flow to your brain, causing you to briefly lose consciousness.
Law was as joyful as ever as he narrated the incident in an interview with The Sun.
He said: “I went white and did not feel well at all. The next thing I collapsed while in my seat.
“I feel better now, but I’m having tests as it’s happened a few times in the past few years. It’s not pleasant, one time I thought I’d snuffed it.
“Hopefully I’ll be able to join the holiday soon.”
Law added: “I felt foolish when I came round on the plane. I just conked out. There were nine of us on the plane. It was a nightmare and it’s worrying. We’d get up at 4.30 am for the flight so that probably didn’t help. It just happened so quick but I feel a lot better now.”