Darren Campbell Thankful to Be Alive After Bleed In The Brain

Former British Athlete Darren Campbell thanked the almighty God after suffering bleeding on the brain.

Mr. Campbell, who is an Olympic gold medalist confirmed that he had suffered a pituitary apoplexy, a bleed into the pituitary gland at the base of the brain.


The 44-year-old, who won 4×100 metres relay gold at the 2004 Olympics in Athens, had a seizure at home, which left him having to be resuscitated.

He said, after  needing a ventilator to breathe, “I nearly died. You have to give thanks. That is how close it was.”

Campbell added: “When they first told me I was on a ventilator, I didn’t believe them. I’ve got other people filling in blanks. If you can’t breathe by yourself, you are not in a good place.