Newcastle legend Steve Harper rushed to hospital after suffering brain haemorrhage
Former Newcastle United goalkeeper Steve Harper has been rushed to hospital after a brain haemhorrage, the club have confirmed.
"Newcastle United is sending love and best wishes to Steve Harper and his family after the club's Academy director suffered a subarachnoid haemorrhage on Monday," the club said in a statement. "The club is pleased to report that Steve is awake and recovering well in hospital.
"Steve, his family and everyone at Newcastle United extends a heartfelt thank you to NHS staff for the incredible care he is receiving. Steve is the longest-serving player in club history after spending 20 years as a goalkeeper at St. James' Park between 1993-2013.
"After serving as a goalkeeper coach at Newcastle United's Academy and working with the first team, he was named full-time Academy director in 2021 and has continued to enhance the club's talent pathway.