Ex-Chelsea star Alex has heart bypass operation aged 39 after former Brazil and AC Milan star suffers blocked arteries

FORMER Chelsea and AC Milan defender Alex has undergone a coronary heart operation to clear 4 BLOCKED arteries.

The 39-year-old retired in 2016 after leaving Milan, however the defenders first membership Santos FC, posted a video on their social media channels of him in a hospital mattress.

Alex within the video laying on the hospital mattress

PA:Empics SportAlex made 86 appearances for Chelsea within the Premier League[/caption]

Within the video, Alex revealed he had 4 blocked arteries and denied reviews he had suffered a coronary heart assault.

He stated: “I got here right here to disclaim reviews saying I had a coronary heart assault.

“I discovered an issue a number of days in the past, medical doctors determined to provide me a bypass surgical procedure. I had 4 blocked arteries.

“I just left the intensive care unit. I will stay at the hospital for another six days.”


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The Santos account stated: “We are all with you and rooting for your speedy recovery.”

Alex left Santos in 2004 to affix Chelsea, however spent the primary three years in Europe on mortgage at Dutch aspect PSV Eindhoven.

He then spent the following 5 years as a mainstay within the Chelsea backline, profitable one Premier League, two FA Cups and a Champions League.

He appeared 134 occasions in all competitions, scoring 10 targets for The Blues earlier than departing for Paris Saint-Germain.


After a two 12 months spell in Paris, he joined Milan and spent an extra two years with the Italians earlier than retiring in 2016.

Alex additionally gained the Copa America in 2007 however made simply 18 caps for the Brazil nationwide crew.