NEWCASTLE legend Steve Harper has been hospitalised with a brain haemorrhage.
The Toon icon suffered a subarachnoid haemorrhage on Monday and was promptly taken to hospital.
Harper, 48, is currently awake and recovering "well".
And his former side were quick to send the retired goalkeeper a public message of support.
A club statement read:"Newcastle United is sending love and best wishes to Steve Harper and his family after the club's Academy director suffered a subarachnoid haemorrhage on Monday.
"The club is pleased to report that Steve is awake and recovering well in hospital.
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"Steve, his family and everyone at Newcastle United extends a heartfelt thank you to NHS staff for the incredible care he is receiving."
It ended: "Steve will be given the club's full support as he recovers.
"Everyone connected with Newcastle United sends their best wishes to Steve and his family as he continues his recuperation."
Shocked Toon fans took to Twitter to send their well wishes to their former goalkeeper.
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