Football fans rally around Mark Bosnich after scary situation for Socceroos great

The news came to light on Wednesday during coverage of the Champions League.

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Socceroos legend Mark Bosnich was rushed to hospital with a heart scare on Wednesday. Image: Mark Bosnich's Twitter/Getty

Australian football legend Mark Bosnich was rushed to hospital on Wednesday after complaining of heart pain. The ex-Socceroos and Manchester United goalkeeper was admitted to hospital after Stan Sport's Max Rushden and Craig Foster became concerned about the 52-year-old's health.

The football broadcaster began to struggle while exercising at work and told his co-hosts that he needed to get it checked out. In a positive update on Thursday, Bosnich posted a thumbs-up photo to his social media from hospital after undergoing a successful procedure to have a stent put in.

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Bosnich declared that he was on the mend and would be right to return to work on Friday after missing Thursday morning's Champions League coverage. On Thursday morning, Rushden relayed the positive update to Stan Sports viewers, explaining why the popular pundit was not there.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 27: Former Socceroo and Manchester United legend Mark Bosnich commentating during the A-League soccer match between Sydney FC and Melbourne Victory on April 27, 2021 at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Speed Media/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
Former Socceroo and Manchester United legend Mark Bosnich became a successful sports broadcaster after retiring from professional football. Image: Getty (Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

"For those of you who don't know, he (Bosnich) had chest pains, he's had a stent put in," Rushden explained during Stan Sport's coverage of the round of 16 clash between Paris Saint-Germain and Real Sociedad. "He was making a lot of noise... and he said 'I'm going to get it checked out'.

"He did, he's okay. He's back tomorrow but we are sending you our love Boz, it is very quiet without you." Fellow co-host Foster added: "We miss you buddy. I hope you're well and feeling okay".

Rushton said Bosnich's health scare should serve as a warning to others to immediately seek help if they feel anything is wrong with their health. "If you're not sure about anything, health-wise, get checked," Rushden said. "Men are useless at talking about it and doing anything about it. The sooner you find anything is wrong, the better it is. That is our message and that is Bozza's message too."

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Mark Bosnich is on the mend. Image: Getty

Bosnich represented Australia, Manchester United, Chelsea and Aston Villa before transitioning into a sports broadcasting job after retiring from professional football. The football world was shocked to learn of Bosnich's health scare and flooded his social media with messages of support.

Bayern Munich stunned in Champions League last-16

Bayern Munich's form slump continued on Thursday morning as they suffered a shock 1-0 first-leg defeat to Lazio in the Champions League last-16. A sloppy challenge from Bayern's Dayot Upamecano saw the defender see red and gifted Lazio a chance to take the lead from the penalty spot.

Ciro Immobile did just that, sending goalkeeper Manuel Neuer the wrong way in the 69th minute, to score what ended up being the decisive goal. The Bundesliga champions had the majority of possession but weren't able to make the most of it, as they failed to find the back of the net for the second straight game after being thrashed 3-0 by title rivals Bayer Leverkusen in their last outing.

Bayern Munich striker Harry Kane told TNT Sports after the game that they need to get their mojo back and fast. "It's been a tough week," Kane said. "The second half was disappointing, we came out with less energy, less confidence.

"There were too many balls given away and ultimately we got punished. We have to find it amongst ourselves, we have to find more energy. We are still in the race for the Bundesliga and still in this tie."

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