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Ex-sprinter Campbell home after brain bleed

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British former Olympic champion Darren Campbell has left hospital and is recovering at home after suffering a bleed in the brain.

The 44-year-old had to be resuscitated after having a seizure at home.

“Thank you to everyone for your prayers and well wishes. I am humbled by the love shown to me. I’m finally back home with my family,” he posted on social media on Saturday.

Campbell won 4x100m relay gold at the 2004 Olympics in Athens.

He told BBC Sport on Tuesday that he had a pituitary apoplexy – a bleed into the gland at the base of the brain.

“I nearly died,” said the BBC Radio 5 live pundit and presenter. “You have to give thanks. That is how close it was.”

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