UPDATE: Real Madrid’s Pablo Laso released from hospital following ‘heart attack’

UPDATE: Real Madrid's Pablo Laso released from hospital following 'heart attack'. Image: @pablolaso/ Twitter

REAL MADRID basketball coach Pablo Laso has been released from Sanitas La Moraleja University Hospital after he suffered a ‘heart attack’ in the early hours of  Sunday, June 5.

UPDATE 2.45 pm (June 8) – Pablo Laso, the head coach of Real Madrid Basketball Club, provided an update on his health after it was revealed by his club that he had been rushed into hospital following a heart attack.

In a Twitter update on Tuesday, June 7, a smiling coach Laso wrote: “I’m home now, and I feel perfectly fine.

“I have been lucky that life has given me a warning.

“As the Dr. told me yesterday, I am better than 5 days ago.

“With strength and desire to return as soon as possible.”

It was actually Real Madrid Football Club that broke the news, writing on Sunday, June 5: “Real Madrid C. F. confirm our coach Pablo Laso has been admitted to the Sanitas La Moraleja University Hospital after suffering a heart attack in the early hours of this morning.”

The 54-year-old praised the medical staff at Sanitas La Moraleja University Hospital in Madrid and thanked well-wishers for their messages.

“Thank you all for your messages. Thanks to all the medical team at Hospital Universitario Sanitas La Moraleja.”


ORIGINAL 4.28 PM (June 5) – On Sunday, June 5, the club were forced to issue a statement after the head coach of Real Madrid Basketball Club, Pablo Laso, was rushed to hospital following a heart attack at the age of 54.

European Champions Real Madrid FC wrote: “Real Madrid C. F. confirm our coach Pablo Laso has been admitted to the Sanitas La Moraleja University Hospital after suffering a heart attack in the early hours of this morning.”

Laso, a former Spanish professional basketball player, has been head coach of the Madrid side since 2011 and has led the team to two EuroLeague Championships.

As a player, Laso played in 61 games with the senior Spanish national team, playing at the EuroBasket 1989, the 1994 FIBA World Championship, and the EuroBasket 1995.

Tributes have flooded social media after the news of his heart attack was announced.

“We are sorry upon hearing latest health problem of Real Madrid Head Coach Pablo Laso. We wish speedy recovery for Mr. Laso.”

“Our thoughts are with our basketball team’s manager Pablo Laso who suffered a myocardial infarction earlier today…Get well soon.”

“Much encouragement, Pablo Laso! The world of basketball is with you. I wish you a speedy recovery.”

“All the strength in the world for Pablo Laso.”

“Our most sincere encouragement to Pablo Laso, we wish him a very speedy recovery.”


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