Brian Moore heart attack: Former England hooker jokes with social media followers while in intensive care

 
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Brian Moore won 64 caps for England between 1987 and 1995 (Source: Getty)

England rugby legend and TV pundit Brian Moore does not have appear to have lost his dry sense of humour despite suffering a heart attack.

The 55-year-old confirmed the news via Twitter earlier today, saying he was in intensive care and thanking medical staff for saving his life.

But only three hours later Moore returned to social media to reflect his surprise at the more than 6,000 likes his first tweet had received.

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Moore has been a fixture on TV screens for some time as a pundit and co-commentator, pleasing and riling viewers with his forthright opinions and dry wit.

The hooker played 64 times for England between 1987 and 1995 and qualified as a City lawyer while doing so. He went to be a partner at both Edward Lewis LLP, and later Memery Crystal LLP. And after criticism of some of his own comments about rugby referees, himself qualified as a referee in 2003.

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