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Update given as Everton send support to Kevin Campbell “very unwell” in hospital

Update given as Everton send a message of support to former footballer Kevin Campbell who is “very unwell” in hospital.

The 54 year old, who initially started his professional career at Arsenal, reportedly fell ill last week and was ‘rushed to hospital’.

The football community, including fans, players past and present, staff and clubs, has rallied around Campbell, with well wishes flooding social media at the weekend, while also highlighting Campbell’s impact both on and off the field.

Everton wrote in a tweet: “We have been made aware our former striker Kevin Campbell is currently very unwell.

“Not just a great footballer but an incredible person, Kevin is, and always has been, a fighter and we wish him and his family well at this challenging time.

“Sending all our love, @1kevincampbell. ๐Ÿ’™”

His former teammate Ray Parlour also sent a heartfelt message: “I hear my ex-teammate Kevin Campbell is struggling at the moment.

“All your friends and family, all the football family are right behind you Kev. I know you’re a strong character mate, stay positive.

“I’m sure everybody is on your side trying to help you, so hopefully get well soon mate and you’ll be back flying as usual.”

Arsenal also tweeted: “Everyone at the club is sending love to Kevin Campbell and his family, following news that our former striker is very unwell. Weโ€™re thinking of you, @1kevincampbellโค๏ธ”

Campbell, who rose from Arsenal’s youth system, made his debut in 1988, then had loan spells at Leyton Orient and Leicester City, before becoming an integral part of Arsenal’s 1990-91 league winning squad.

He played a role in helping the Gunners secure the FA Cup and League Cup double in 1993, as well as the European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1994.

Then following his time at Nottingham Forest and Trabzonspor in Turkey, Campbell joined Everton on loan in March 1999.

He netted nine goals in the last eight Premier League matches which helped prevent Everton’s relegation.

Subsequently, Campbell made a permanent move to Everton that summer and remained with the club for over five seasons.

He ended his professional career with stints at West Bromwich Albion and Cardiff City, accumulating a total of 148 goals from 542 appearances.

Since retiring, Campbell has been actively involved in the media as a pundit for various media outlets.

Fans joined Everton in taking to send a message of support to Kevin Campbell who is “very unwell” in hospital…

@EvertonNewsFeed: Sending all our thoughts to Super Kev @1kevincampbell ๐Ÿ’™

@stevie_hutch: Fantastic striker and servant to Everton FC. Thinking of u ๐Ÿ’™ Stay strong lad ๐Ÿ’ช

@footballtravs: Sending all the best and love and thoughts to Kevin and the family, really sorry to hear this ๐Ÿ’™

@thelestershire: Sending love and thoughts to Kev and his family.

@chlaverda: Wishing you well Kev you got this ๐Ÿ™โค๏ธ

@j1fozfoster: A great number 9 we would have gone down without him also a great bloke and someone that engaged with fans both in person and on socials come on big man

@NeilSolan: Absolute legend and a top bloke. Get well soon Kevin ๐Ÿ’ช

@aaron_fowle: Get well soon super kev blue through and through,we are all with you big man ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™

@timjollylee: Thoughts with @1kevincampbell and his family right now. Praying for Kevin’s recoveryโค๏ธ

@stuie1963: Please keep fighting Kev. Sending love to you super bloo

@Toffeegirl1027: Sending @1kevincampbell & his family love & best wishes. Praying for a speedy recovery ๐Ÿ’™

@AndyHow81609621: Send love and hugs to kevin and his family, and will always be an arsenal legend

@arj0133: I met him in a Cardiff nightclub and he was really friendly. Sending him my best wishes

@Orient_Ed: Thoughts are with Kev and his family….really hope he pulls through.

@Frankelbucks: Met him through work once. An absolute gentleman. Get well soon big man โค๏ธ

@UpperGwladysBlu: Love you Super Kev! ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป @1kevincampbell

@Pandamonium1881: Letโ€™s hope the fight he showed along with the rest of the Oโ€™s team in 1989 comes to the fore. We are all with you Kev โค๏ธ ๐Ÿ™

@hannah_cassidy: ๐Ÿ’™ Super Kev

@sabre1873: Absolute legend. Keep fighting and get well soon Super Kev!

@jonesynator: I loved Kevin, as a neutral and a kid, watching him at Arsenal with wrighty during that era. I desperately hope he gets better. I really do. Big love

@creanjoe63: Kevin is a great footballer and an incredible person my thoughts and prayers ๐Ÿ™ are with him and his family at this time

@GrahamH2000: As a Liverpool fan I am sending all my best wishes get well soon Kevin Campbell

@jshelley1979: Thoughts with super Kev and his family. He always comes across as such a nice and decent guy fella

@DarenGame: Wishing him all the best ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป

@terry77owen: Great player but most importantly a genuinely lovely bloke. Get well soon Kev ๐Ÿ’™

@villa1st: Villa fan sending best wishes. Kev is a lovely bloke.

@GISPip: Super Kevin Campbell – one of our best ever PL strikers, what he did in that first season for us saved the club. ๐Ÿ’™

@JamieTulacz: All the best Super Kev, hope that you recover soon. One of the good guys for sure!

@CoppellRob: Get well soon Super Kev

@heno07: Wishing you all the very best SuperKev. A huge hero to many of us and hoping you pull through and make a good recovery.

Super, SuperKev ๐ŸŽถ
Super, SuperKev ๐ŸŽถ
Super, SuperKev ๐ŸŽถ
Super Kevin Campbell
Stay strong, keep fighting & get well soon!! ๐Ÿ’™โšฝ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ

@craig_pankhurst: Please get well soon, Kevin ๐Ÿ’™

@roger_whitehead: Not just an Everton footballer, but an Everton captain and always promotes our club. Get well soon, super Kevin Campbell ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ’™

@wilkinsonpete: Prayers with Kevin & Family

@nubster09: Come on Super Kev – fight!

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