Fifa president Sepp Blatter has revealed that he was close to dying when he was recently hospitalised with a stress-related illness.
The 79-year-old has been under pressure after being banned for 90 days, with Fifa as a whole being investigated for corruption.
According to The Times of India, Blatter admits the ongoing problems had got the better of him, and felt he could be near the end.
“I was close to dying,” he said. “I was between the angels who were singing and the devil who was lighting the fire, but it was the angels who sang.
“The pressure was enormous. At some stage, the body just says, ‘No, enough is enough.’ But if you are strong psychologically, you can resist.”
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