'Thanks for the love': Iker Casillas tweets his appreciation for messages after heart attack
Casillas was treated in hospital following the terrifying incident, but Porto later posted a statement to calm fears for their goalkeeper's health, saying he was out of danger and in a "stable" condition.Also on rt.com Goalkeeping great Iker Casillas suffers heart attack in training
And the goalkeeper, who skippered his country to glory in South Africa in 2010, tweeted a photo of himself sat up in bed and smiling in hospital, as he thanked friends, fans and clubs for their messages of support.
"Everything controlled here, a big scare but with the forces intact," he tweeted (translated from Spanish).
"Thank you very much everyone for the messages and the love."
Todo controlado por aquí, un susto grande pero con las fuerzas intactas. Muchísimas gracias a todos por los mensajes y el cariño 😃💪🏼 pic.twitter.com/i3TXsELUGD— Iker Casillas (@IkerCasillas) May 1, 2019