|Former Cameroon defender Rigobert Song was reportedly fighting for his life after a stroke|
Rigobert Song is reportedly out of a coma, breathing by himself and has been flown to France after suffering a cerebral aneurysm on Sunday. Two photographs emerged of Song on Twitter on Tuesday showing him sitting up in a hospital bed and then being wheeled by medics.
Former Liverpool, West Ham United and Cameroon defender Song was reportedly fighting for his life after being rushed to hospital in Yaounde.
Rigobert Song out of Coma and breathing by himself wonderful news he has been flown to France.🙏 pic.twitter.com/DXU8jx4UCL— Kelechi Nkoro (@K1Says) October 4, 2016
|Song battles for the ball against Thierry Henry, winning one of his 137 caps for Cameroon|
The 40-year-old is the uncle of former Arsenal, West Ham United and Charlton midfielder, Alex. Song, who is the current head coach of Chad's senior national team, was in a critical condition after a stroke.
He reportedly fell ill at his home in the Cameroon capital and was said to be in a coma, according to French publication L'Equipe.
Song joined Liverpool in a £2.7million move in 1999 from Metz, but only made 39 appearances for the Reds before moving on to sign for West Ham the following year. He then left east London to join Cologne on loan, before having spells with Lens, Galatasaray and Trabzonspor in Turkey to finish his playing career in 2010.
|Song (second right) - who joined Liverpool from Metz in 1999 - enjoys a Robbie Fowler goal|