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'It actually looks much scarier than it is': Gomis offers assurances about his health after collapse

The health of the striker’s father caused his own existing condition to flare up on the field.

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SWANSEA STRIKER BAFETIMBI Gomis last night took to Twitter to reassure the public about his health.

The 29-year-old collapsed during the first-half the Swans’ 3 – 2 Premier League defeat to Spurs last night and play was stopped for five minutes to allow the medical team to stretcher the Frenchman off.

Gomis suffers from a vasovagal condition (which concerns a nerve connecting the brain and heart). The problem has caused him to faint on several previous occasions in his career. Last night he Tweeted that the condition flares up in times of stress and fatigue, with this episode brought about because concern for his father’s health.

“I wanted to reassure you concerning my health, it actually looks much more scary than physically dangerous and I am feeling well now,” he wrote.

“I have been under a great deal of stress and fatigue due to my father health that requires me to go back and forth to France.

“I was disappointed that I couldn’t help my team tonight but now everything is back in order.

“I also want to thank everyone for their support and get well messages.”

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