Skip to content
Chris Kamara shares a photo of an oxygen chamber


Chris Kamara shares photo of an oxygen chamber as his ‘recovery continues’ after health issues forced him out of football on Saturday

  • The former Sky Sports star tweeted the photo from inside an oxygen chamber
  • During one show, Chris Kamara was articulating his words quite meaningfully
  • Kamara feared his condition was linked to the direction of footballs in his career
  • Fortunately, tests showed that his apraxia was caused by an underactive thyroid gland.

TV football pundit Chris Kamara, 64, tweeted a photo of himself in an oxygen chamber where he is receiving treatment for a medical condition that affects his speech.

The former Sheffield United player was forced to step down from his role with Sky Sports on Soccer on Saturday where he would provide match updates across the country due to the condition.

Viewers grew concerned when the former footballer, who has played more than 650 professional matches, started mouthing his words during a live broadcast.

Football pundit Chris Kamara has tweeted a photo of himself in an oxygen chamber as he continues to receive treatment for an underactive thyroid gland which has affected his speech

Chris Kamara shares a photo of an oxygen chamber

Fans grew concerned when Kamara started mouthing his words during one of his appearances on Sky Sports Soccer on Saturday

Chris Kamara shares a photo of an oxygen chamber

Kamara, pictured, who has played around 650 professional games, initially feared his condition was caused by the constant direction of football

This prompted Kamara to reveal that he suffered from a thyroid condition which has now caused apraxia.

Although he has stepped down from his Soccer Saturday role, he continues to work and has co-commentated on ITV’s Games.

He wrote on Twitter: “Six enjoyable days working on the Games.

“Back in the oxygen chamber today as recovery continues.”

Initially, he feared the condition was brought on by the repetitive running of football during his long career.

Fortunately, the speech impediment was caused by an underactive thyroid gland.

Last month, he said his treatment was working very well.

Chris Kamara shares a photo of an oxygen chamber

Kamara, pictured during a Sky Bet League One game between Barnsley and Shrewsbury Town

When announcing his departure from Sky Sports after 24 years, Kamara said: “My long career at Sky Sports has never been like a job.” I spent 24 wonderful years at Sky and I leave with the best of memories.

“My time on Soccer AM, Goals on Sunday and of course Soccer Saturday with Jeff has been – to coin a phrase – amazing.

“I had the best time of my life and can’t wait to log in every Saturday as a fan.”

Kamara previously underwent a brain scan to check if he was developing dementia after suffering from what he described as ‘brain fog’, and feared the condition was linked to heading the ball during his long run. playing career.

However, his symptoms were instead explained by an underactive thyroid.

Kamara, who has also released two Christmas albums and a charity single as well as presentations on Ninja Warrior UK, is set to be a commentator on ITV’s new show The Games, which starts in May.

Advertisement

dailymail us

Not all news on the site expresses the point of view of the site, but we transmit this news automatically and translate it through programmatic technology on the site and not from a human editor.