Christian Eriksen shared hopeful news on social media from his hospital bed after collapsing in the middle of a European Championship game over the weekend.
The midfielder made headlines around the world on Saturday night when he fell to the ground for Denmark in the European tournament. Doctors later confirmed that he had suffered cardiac arrest.
He has since made a public statement thanking fans for their support and has now posted a selfie on Instagram giving a thumbs up alongside a reassuring health update.
“Big thanks for your sweet and amazing greetings and messages from all over the world,” he wrote. “It means a lot to me and my family.”
Eriksen continued: “I’m fine – given the circumstances. I still have to do some examinations in the hospital, but I’m fine. “
“Now I will be cheering the Danish team on for the next few games,” he added. “Games for all of Denmark.”
Denmark will play their second game in the tournament on Thursday evening, where they face Belgium.
JONATHAN NACKSTRAND via Getty ImagesChristian Eriksen
Eriksen said in a statement earlier: “Thank you, I will not give up. I feel better now – but I want to understand what happened. I want to thank you all for what you have done for me. “
After Eriksen’s breakdown during Saturday’s Euro game, the BBC came under fire for believing they didn’t cut off the UEFA live feed fast enough.
In a statement, said a BBC spokesman: “Everyone at the BBC is hoping that Christian Eriksen will make a full recovery.
“We apologize to everyone who was upset about the images broadcast. The stadium coverage is controlled by Uefa as the host broadcaster, and as soon as the game was interrupted, we got our coverage out of the air as soon as possible. “