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Video: Healthy looking Michael Lyster thanks fans for support following recent heart attack

Published 10/07/2015 | 12:09

Michael and Anne Lyster with their daugher Rebecca, on the road to full health
Michael and Anne Lyster with their daugher Rebecca, on the road to full health

The Sunday Game anchor Michael Lyster has released a video thanking fans for all the support he has received following a recent heart attack.

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Lyster was rushed to hospital in June after suffering a heart attack following a day out playing golf in Portumna.

He is making a steady recovery and looks healthy in a video uploaded to The Sunday Game Facebook page. "Hi everyone - Michael Lyster here with a quick message to say thanks for your support over the last few weeks, it's greatly appreciated and I hope to see you again soon on The Sunday Game," he wrote.

last month, Lyster revealed the seriousness of the heart scare in an exclusive interview with Irish Independent.

Hi everyone - Michael Lyster here with a quick message to say thanks for your support over the last few weeks, it's greatly appreciated and I hope to see you again soon on The Sunday Game.

Posted by The Sunday Game on Friday, 10 July 2015

"Everyone was in bed, so Vincent (Hogan, Irish Independent journalist) called up the stairs to my wife Anne, and she came down and started CPR, while he phoned for an ambulance," Michael says.

"I don't know if I would have stayed as calm as Anne did, she's very good under pressure. The clock was ticking, I suppose, so she was told to keep the CPR going until the ambulance got there. It was a very bad situation and I was actually gone, so when the paramedics arrived, they had to keep me going until I got to the hospital.

"There's no point worrying for the rest of your life," he says matter-of-factly. "I had a shaky call, obviously, but the recent tragedies in Berkeley and Tunisia put it all into perspective, and show how unlucky you can be to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. I was never a worrier anyway, as I spent 20 years involved in rally driving, and let's face it, there's no point worrying about your health in that particular sport."

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