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Billy Blagg 12:12 Tue Sep 7
RIP Jean-Paul Adams
Who? You are probably asking. Don't worry, I'd have done the same but when I read this I was astonished. In a coma for 39 years! Adams was a French International who paved the way for the likes of Viera and Henry. Beautiful loyalty from his wife who looked after him for nearly 40 years and slept with him every night, getting up regularly and turning him so he didn't get bed sores. The full story of his career is worth seeking out but just putting a precis of it here.


Former France footballer Jean-Pierre Adams, who had been in a coma for 39 years, has died at the age of 73.

Adams is a figure who drifts in and out of the consciousness of the French public but who is largely forgotten outside his homeland, despite being a highly-regarded figure as a pioneer for French-African footballers. With 22 caps to his credit, he turned out more regularly for Les Bleus than David Ginola, Ludovic Giuly and even Just Fontaine, carrying himself with a humble spirit and a ceaseless smile.

Adams was admitted to hospital for knee surgery in March 1982 but never regained consciousness after an error with his supply of anaesthetic.

Born in Senegal, the defender made more than 140 appearances for Nice and also played for Paris St-Germain.

In a statement, PSG said Adams' "joie de vivre, charisma and experience commanded respect".

Nice said the club would pay tribute to Adams - who won 22 caps for France between 1972-1976 - before their next home game against Monaco on 19 September.

Adams also made 84 appearances for Nimes, who said they were sending their "most sincere condolences to his loved ones and his family".

On the day of Adams' operation to repair a damaged tendon in his knee - suffered while on a coaching training camp - many staff at the hospital in Lyon were on strike.

His operation still went ahead, with the anaesthetist looking after eight patients, including Adams, at the same time. Adams was supervised by a trainee, who later said: "I was not up to the task I was entrusted with."

Between the anaesthetist and trainee, numerous errors were made, causing Adams to suffer a cardiac arrest and brain damage.

It wasn't until the mid-1990s that the anaesthetist and trainee were punished - a one-month suspended sentence and a 750 euro fine.

Adams was discharged from hospital after 15 months and had been cared for at home in Nimes by his wife, Bernadette, ever since.

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Hammer-ed 6:48 Tue Sep 7
Re: RIP Jean-Paul Adams
That anaesthetist should have been stuck off and jailed - a bloody simply knee operation!

ChesterRd 4:48 Tue Sep 7
Re: RIP Jean-Paul Adams
Incredible tragedy. RIP

normansmymate 2:07 Tue Sep 7
Re: RIP Jean-Paul Adams
Sad story, hope that when some of the moaning minnies on here read this it puts things in perspective for the poor luvvies . RIP and the french actor fella as well.

Vexed 1:29 Tue Sep 7
Re: RIP Jean-Paul Adams
What a dreadful existence for 39 years. The sort of thing that scares the shit out of me. The wife sounds like a legend, surely a relief for the poor cow.

What a horrible story it all is.

Far Cough 12:26 Tue Sep 7
Re: RIP Jean-Paul Adams
Yeah, I read about that, scandalous how he died

RIP to both JPs

Pentonville 12:20 Tue Sep 7
Re: RIP Jean-Paul Adams
Thats some story.
Rest in peace my brother.
Genetically...our black brothers are deficient
ANIMAL....Jiddy!!! Call me.

Lee Trundle 12:16 Tue Sep 7
Re: RIP Jean-Paul Adams
I read about this yesterday. Apparently the nurse used to notice a change in his mood whenever his wife was away for a night (which wasn't that often).

Hats off to his wife for staying by his side.

pablo.escobarr 12:15 Tue Sep 7
Re: RIP Jean-Paul Adams
R.I.P. Jean-Paul Belmondo

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