Chico feared dying alone during stroke
26 September 2018 - 5:00 PM

Chico feared dying alone during stroke

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Chico feared he was going to "die alone" during his stroke.

The 47-year-old former "X Factor" star - who starred on Simon Cowell's ITV talent show in 2005 - fell ill whilst driving home from a gig last week, due to a blood clot on his brain, and he has described how he thought he'd taken his "last breath" while he was inside the vehicle.

He said: "I literally thought it was Chico's time.

"My angels were working overtime that day.

"My eyes were going in the back of my head literally - I was in a bad way. I was far from OK.

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"There was no sense of Chico. I was having a near-death experience. It was like I'm dying. I thought I was just about to take my last breath.I thought, "I'm parked in a car, without anyone around me, and I'm going to die alone."

"The expression when your life flashes in front of you - it was like that. Like I was reaching this near-death experience. Time itself vanishes."

Chico rushed to hospital after suffering a stroke

Chico rushed to hospital after suffering a stroke

21 September 2018 - 4:00 PM

Chico rushed to hospital after suffering a stroke

The "It's Chico Time" hitmaker's brush with death made him realise he wants to make sure he has achieved his dreams before he leaves the planet.

He admitted: "I found myself saying in my mind: "I'm 47, and I really don't want to go because I don't feel I've accomplished what I came here to do.

"I have not accomplished my mission. But I said, "If I close my eyes now and don't wake up, I want you to know that I've done my best." "

Chico's healthy lifestyle aided his recovery and he is now running Blockfit classes in a bid to increase other people's chances of surviving strokes and heart attacks.

He told The Sun newspaper: "I'm hoping to take this experience and change lives with it because that's what it's about.

"Now I am a living, walking, talking miracle so I can say to you, "Look I've been there, I've seen it, I've had a near-death experience, but this is what you can do to prevent it and this is what we're going to do from now on to inspire a whole new generation to think right, do right, be right and it's alright." "

Chico isn't allowed to drive for 30 days whilst he recovers and had has been forced to cancel his forthcoming work gigs.

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