England rugby great Brian Moore was recovering in intensive care on Saturday after suffering a heart attack.
The 55-year-old former hooker -- capped 64 times and who also played five Tests for the British and Irish Lions -- thanked the emergency services staff for saving his life.
"As this is starting to get out - I'm in ICU (Intensive Care Unit) of St George's (a hospital in London) having suffered heart attack. Thanks to the professionals who saved my life," tweeted Moore.
Moore, a trained solicitor, was part of a highly effective if not crowd pleasing England side that won the then Five Nations Grand Slam on three occasions and reached the 1991 World Cup final losing 12-6 to Australia at Twickenham.
Moore, whose combative style on the pitch transformed seamlessly into a highly successful punditry career when he hung up his boots, was also part of the Lions team that beat the Wallabies 2-1 in a Test series in 1989.