Former footballer David Ginola hospitalised after falling ill

Ginola rushed to hospital
Ginola rushed to hospital

Former Tottenham and Newcastle soccer star David Ginola has been hospitalised after falling ill during a golf competition in France, amid conflicting reports that he has suffered a heart attack.

UPDATE: 18.41: The man himself has tweeted, allaying fears that the reported illness was more serious. Good to see.

Ginola was rushed to hospital for treatment in Mandelieu at around 4.30pm, with the 49-year-old said to be in a stable condition at the Hospital Princess Grace of Monaco. 

The reports suggest Ginola was airlifted to hospital and is reported to be "unconscious but stable" as he receives treatment from medical staff. 

talkSPORT radio in London have denied initial stories suggesting Ginola suffered from a heart attack, as they claim he passed out in high temperatures.

Ginola became a hero of the Newcastle and Tottenham faithful during his time in the Premier League and recent ran an unsuccessful bid to succeed Seep Blatter as FIFA President.

He is a regular guest host on talkSPORT radio in the UK and has also been working as TV pundit with BT Sport.

Further details on his condition are expected to be released later on Thursday.