Ex-England star Rob Key, 41, suffers stroke and recovering in hospital as batsman gives health update on social media – The Sun

EX-ENGLAND star Rob Key, 41, is recovering in hospital after suffering a stroke at the weekend – taking to social media to give fans an update on his health.

The former Kent batsman, who played 15 Tests for his country, has revealed he spent the weekend in hospital after a "mini stroke".

Key posted a picture of himself in his hospital bed, grinning broadly on Instagram despite the horrible news.

In the shock post on Monday morning, Key revealed: "Long weekend. Turns out I’ve had a mini stroke.

"Thanks to everyone at the Kent and Canterbury hospital, especially Charlie and Dr Baht.

"Now got to eat food with no flavour and take pills. #triffic"

England star Stuart Broad led the well-wishers sending their best to Key, replying to the Instgram post, saying: "Rest up mate."

And more former England stars passed on their regards, including Steven Finn, Monty Panesar, Matt Prior and Rikki Clarke.

'GET WELL SOON'

Finn said: Get well soon mate."

Panesar wrote: "Speedy recovery mate."

Prior said: "Get well soon mate."

Clarke replied: "Get well soon bud x."

Key played 15 Tests, five one-day internationals and one Twenty20 international for England during his career.

The now-Sky Sports pundit most-famously notched a superb 221 against West Indies in the summer of 2004.

He averaged a solid 31 in Tests but starred on the County Championship scene, racking up nearly 20,000 runs during his career, which was spent solely at Kent.

Nine of his 17 seasons at the county were spent as captain.

In Key's last ever match, between Kent and Glamorgan, he proved he may have even retired too soon, as he struck 94 and 158 in September 2015.

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