Carlton Palmer: Former Premier League footballer hospitalized after suffering heart problems
Former England footballer Carlton Palmer, 57, is hospitalized after suffering a “small heart attack” in the first mile of Sheffield’s half marathon – and then ran 12 more miles to finish the race alongside his wife
- Carlton Palmer completed the Sheffield Half Marathon in just over two hours
- But the ex-Premier League star was hospitalized with heart problems
- He was held overnight for observation and testing, and fans were updated on his health status
Former Sheffield Wednesday and Leeds United star Carlton Palmer was hospitalized after running the Sheffield Half Marathon on Sunday.
Palmer – who was raising money for a number of charities – complained of heart problems in the first mile before completing the 13-mile course.
The 57-year-old completed the race in an impressive two hours, nine minutes and 21 seconds, running alongside his wife Lucy Kirkby-Palmer – who did it in under two hours.
However, Palmer had to be hospitalized after the race, where he underwent several medical tests after realizing his heart was “cranked up” at the start of the half marathon.
At 3am this morning, Palmer explained he had stayed in the hospital overnight and updated fans on his Twitter account when he said: “Just to let everyone know I’m fine I was put in the overnight Hospital observed/tested, heart played on mile again in first but managed to complete course. Happy birthday to my beautiful wife on going under two hours love you.
Former Premier League star Carlton Palmer (L) has been taken to hospital after suffering heart problems
Palmer was locked up overnight for observation and testing before updating fans on his health status
He was hospitalized after running the Sheffield Half Marathon with his wife Lucy Kirkby-Palmer
Palmer also shared several stats from the race on his Twitter account
The update for his supporters was accompanied by several stats from his run, including the revelation that he burned 2230kcal during the race.
Former Sky Sports presenter Chris Kamara was among many well-wishers who replied to Palmer, saying: “I’m not the best person to talk to about ignoring Carlton, but heart pounding a 10km continue running. Are you sure! But I’m glad you’re okay.’
Earlier over the weekend, Palmer tweeted ahead of the race: “Tomorrow it’s time to rock the Sheffield Half Marathon @lucypal16907588 and I’m good to go please support our charity. We thank you.’
This isn’t the first time Palmer has suffered from heart problems, as the former West Brom youngster underwent life-saving five-hour surgery for a heart condition back in 2016.
At the time, the former midfielder had just started a Masters football game between England and Germany in Singapore, although his wife and doctor had advised him not to play following previous health concerns.
Reflecting on the incident in 2017, he told Sportsmail’s Matt Barlow he knew immediately something was wrong.
“I fought for my life,” he said. “I could feel the air leaving my body. My heart was pounding as if trying to get out of my chest and it was getting worse and worse.
“I’ve always been pretty careless about death. If it comes, it comes, that was my attitude, but now I was like f*** me and all the things I should have been doing were running through my head.
Palmer (third from left) represented several clubs while also capping 18 caps for England
“Somebody yelled, ‘He’s going to arrest,’ and someone else yelled, ‘Quick,’ and I was lying on the wagon with my arms and legs over my sides, thinking it was a stupid way to die.”
After making his name with West Brom between 1984 and 1989, Palmer moved to Sheffield Wednesday where he became a cult hero among fans, making over 200 appearances in five years.
He then moved to Leeds where he played more than 100 times whilst also representing clubs such as Southampton, Nottingham Forest, Coventry and Stockport before retiring.
Palmer has now won 18 caps for England and played for Graham Taylor’s team at the 1992 European Championship.
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