Fear for Brighton legend Peter O’Sullivan’s health

An ALBION legend has been ‘taken to the hospital’ after being sent home after suffering a brain hemorrhage.

Peter O’Sullivan collapsed in late June and was placed on life support at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Eastern Road, Brighton.

Dubbed the ‘Welsh wizard’ by many, the 71-year-old made over 400 appearances for Albion between 1970 and 1981.

His wife Kimberley confirmed he was taken to Worthing Hospital last Thursday, July 7, just two days after returning home.

He returned home on Monday July 11th.

The Argus: Peter O'Sullivan played for Brighton for 11 yearsPeter O’Sullivan played for Brighton for 11 years

He first collapsed “without warning” at The Royal Sovereign pub in Shoreham and was hospitalized at the end of June.

She said: “He has been here for four days and was taken to Worthing’s emergency department by paramedics.

“We are awaiting scan results on what kind of dementia it is. As an athlete, you can get head injuries from head injuries, but he definitely has dementia.

“But in five weeks we will know because the occupational therapist is testing his cognitive impairment, so what kind of dementia it is.

“I sit up all night, I don’t sleep,” Kimberley added.

“I don’t think the long-term future is good.”

Peter O’Sullivan started his career at Manchester United. The ‘Welsh Wizard’ wowed Albion fans as one of their key players in the Third, Second and Premier Leagues as they rose in 1979.

He made three appearances for Wales and scored one goal for his national team as an Albion player.

The Argus: Peter O'Sullivan collapsed in late JunePeter O’Sullivan collapsed in late June

He eventually went to Fulham before moving to Charlton, Reading and Aldershot in 1984.

He also had spells at various non-league clubs in Sussex in Crawley Town, Worthing, Wick, Shoreham, Peacehaven and Newhaven.

The Argus asked readers to submit messages and letters of support for “Sully” while he was in hospital.

More than 100 cards were sent to The Argus, as were emails in support of Peter O’Sullivan.

Family friend and journalist Spencer Vignes told The Argus last week: “Footballers from his day didn’t retire with millions in the bank, they were normal people with normal salaries.”

A GoFundMe page was also launched on Tuesday 12 July, raising more than £1,400 in two days.

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