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Sky Sports' Charlie Webster Reveals Terrifying Flashbacks To Medically-Induced Coma

The presenter was left fighting for her life after contracting a rare strain of malaria last year

12/06/2017 09:42 BST | Updated 12/06/2017 11:46 BST

Charlie Webster has given fans an update on her health, after contracting a rare strain of malaria in South America last year.

The Sky Sports presenter collapsed in Rio De Janeiro in August shortly after completing a 300-mile charity cycle ride, and when the severity of her condition was revealed, doctors decided to medically induce a coma.

Now, Charlie has revealed that she suffers flashbacks to that time, explaining that when she went for her first run since learning to walk again, the physical effects on her body led to flashbacks.

She told the Sun: “I was lying on my sofa for a second, looking at the ceiling, and I just had a flashback to the ceiling in Rio.

“I couldn’t move. I couldn’t even lift my little finger. That’s what a flashback is — anything that triggers a memory of what happened.

“I wake up in the night and think I’m still in a coma. It scares me.”

Charlie is remaining defiant though, determined to overcome the mental obstacles standing in her way.

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