Golf legend Bernard Gallacher's heart 'stopped three times' in near-death episode

London, Sept 16 (ANI): Golf legend Bernard Gallacher has revealed that while battling life after a cardiac arrest, medics restarted his heart three times.

According to The Daily Star, the ex-Ryder Cup captain was discharged from hospital two weeks after collapsing before his after-dinner speech at an Aberdeen hotel.

Doctors have since implanted a defibrillator in his chest that will restart his heart automatically if it happens again, the report said.

Gallacher said that people expressed that he looked like a boxer had floored him.

The 64-year old said that he owes his life to the medics including three nurses who were in the room when he collapsed, the report added.

He also revealed his family, including Sky Sports host daughter Kirsty, slept at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary for a week in a bedside vigil, the report further said. (ANI)

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