Rigobert Song hanging on to life after coma

Rigobert Song, the former Cameroon international footballer who suffered stroke nine weeks ago, is not dead. He was seen in a recently published picture looking frail, and fans are excited to see the first pictures of him since October.

Rigobert Song captained Cameroon and played for Liverpool during his career

The former Liverpool star stayed in coma for two days before he was flown to France for further treatments. He has made rapid recovery since then, reports confirm.

The 40-year-old was wearing a Southport Under-21s training kit, and can be seen smiling while sitting down on a hospital bed. He was pictured with a friend.

In the media update, Song expressed gratitude to his fans and countrymen for their huge support during his health scare.

He said: “I feel good right now. I was aware of a lot of things, thanks to the support that our government gave me in this matter. I have to thank them; Cameroon President Paul Biya and his wife first lady Chantal Biya.

“I also felt the support of the people of Cameroon, which gave me positive energy and gave me courage to get better.”

Song suffered a stroke in October and went into coma for two days while at his home in the Odza neighbourhood which is located in Yaounde, Cameroon.

To save the life of their national figure, Cameroon’s government coughed out a total £78,000 for his hospital bills.