The latest update on the condition of David Ginola has brought both good and bad news.

The bad news is that the former Newcastle player needed quadruple bypass surgery after collapsing on Thursday afternoon.

An operation which began late on Thursday night and continued into the early hours of Friday morning, in total lasting a reported three hours.

However, the good news is that the surgeon who carried out the emergency operation, Professor Gilles Dreyfus, has confirmed that David Ginola has woken up and he has spoken to the 49 year old former footballer.

Gilles Dreyfus told Nice-Matin:

“He (David Ginola) was unconscious and remembers nothing, but he is good, I was able to speak with him.

“He has no neurological sequelae (damaged neurons).

“He did not have any infarction (tissue death caused by lack of oxygen) but he did have very complicated coronary lesions which forced us to perform a quadruple bypass.”

Once again, our best wishes to David Ginola on a full and speedy recovery.