Former Springbok lock Kobus Wiese is being closely monitored in hospital after suffering a heart attack.
According to information coming through on Thursday, the 56-year-old was at home when he first started to feel unwell on Tuesday night.
He was rushed to hospital, where he underwent a procedure to have an intravascular stent inserted into a narrowed vein.
Former Springbok and close friend Toks van der Linde has confirmed that Wiese is thankfully in a stable condition.
Wiese played 18 Tests for the Springboks and was part of the 1995 World Cup-winning team.
He also featured in 128 matches for Transvaal/Golden Lions during his playing days.
My friend Kobus Wiese you have given us all one hell of a fright but I have no doubt that with God’s healing power you will be as right as rain very shortly.
— Robbie Schlemmer (@rlschlemmer) April 8, 2021