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Former Newcastle, Spurs winger Ginola hospitalized after collapsing in France

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LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 30: David Ginola speaks to the media on the red carpet at the BT Sport Industry Awards 2015 at Battersea Evolution on April 30, 2015 in London, England. The BT Sport Industry Awards is the most prestigious commercial sports awards ceremony in Europe, where over 1750 of the industry’s key decision-makers mix with high profile sporting celebrities for the most important networking occasion in the sport business calendar. (Photo by Miles Willis/Getty Images for BT Sport Industry Awards)

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Former Premier League midfielder David Ginola was hospitalized in France on Thursday after collapsing during a football match.

Now 49, Ginola fainted while playing in Mandelieu, a beach town in the south of France. He was airlifted to a local hospital before being transferred to the Princess Grace Hospital in Monaco for specialized testing.

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Early reports out of France claimed Ginola had suffered a heart attack, although those have not been confirmed.

Despite the reports, Ginola sent a tweet while in the hospital, which looks to be a good sign for his health.

Ginola joined Newcastle from Paris Saint-Germain in 1995, his first of four Premier League clubs. Twice included in the PFA Team of the Year, Ginola was also named PL Player of the Year after his campaign for Tottenham in the 1998-99 season. A highly-creative player with great feet, Ginola would make nearly 200 appearances for Newcastle, Spurs, Aston Villa, and Everton.