The X Factor’s Chico feels ‘extremely lucky’ after suffering stroke as family give update on star’s health

Posted on Sep 22 2018 - 8:50pm by admin

Chico Slimani was rushed to hospital after suffering a stroke An update has been given on Chico’s health [Getty]

Chico is feeling “extremely lucky and feeling grateful,” after suffering a stroke, is family have confirmed.

The X Factor, who scored a number one single with It’s Chico Time in 2006, was rushed to hospital after suffering a stroke, it was announced on Friday.

The 47 year old entertainer’s Twitter page has now posted an update on his recovery.

Chico Slimani Chico was rushed to hospital after suffering a stroke, it was confirmed on Friday [Getty]

Writing to his fans on the social media site, the statement reads: “Chico is feeling extremely lucky and feeling grateful for leading such a healthy lifestyle and thankful to his fitness that has definately helped save his life.

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“His doctor said his body has recovered so Incredibly well , despite having a full blown stroke cause by a cerebral blood clot.

“The doctor has said he can only put it down to his fitness levels and positive mental attitude.

Chico Slimani Chico hit number one in 2006 with single It’s Chico Time [Getty]

Chico is now undergoing further tests after suffering a strokeChico rose to fame on The X Factor in 2005 [Wenn]

“Chico is under the wonderful hands and can of the medical team…and cannot thank the doctors and team enough for the amazing work and speed of treatment and tests,” the update ends. 

Chico’s representative released a statement on Friday revealing that the singer had suffered a stroke.

“We can confirm that Chico has sadly suffered a stroke,” the statement read.

Chico Slimani Chico’s family say his fitness is to thank for his recovery [Getty]

“This has been a great shock to Chico, his wife and their two children, also his close friends and family.

“We Thankyou in advance for giving Chico and the family some privacy at this time.

“Chico is now undergoing further tests and further statements will be released shortly.”

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