Fabrice Muamba wants to compete on Dancing on Ice
- Bang Showbiz
- 23 October 2012
Miracle footballer Fabrice Muamba wants to compete on 'Dancing on Ice', but his insurance company say its too dangerous
Fabrice Muamba wants to compete on 'Dancing on Ice'.
The miracle footballer - who was forced to retire after he suffered a heart attack during a game and 'died' for 78 minutes - wants to compete on the ITV skating show, but his insurance company won't let him.
He said: "I was approached to do 'Dancing On Ice', but that's more dangerous than football.
"My insurance doesn't cover that. But I'd do 'Strictly Come Dancing'. I love my salsa, so I'd be well up for that."
Fabrice, 24, has been able to enjoy a little low key football recently, when he joined a group of disabled children for a kick about in Kent for 'Children in Need'.
He said it was a great feeling to be able to be a part of a game again.
Fabrice told Radio Times magazine: "It's only the second chance I've had to kick a football since my cardiac arrest. I'm just excited to play. I've been given a second chance at life. I'm just excited to play. I've been to matches and watched others, but never played properly myself until now."
Fabrice - who hails from the Democratic Republic of Congo and came to England as a refugee aged 11, before making his professional debut for Arsenal aged 17 - says he's now looking forward to marrying his fiancee, Shauna and them settling down to raise their young son, Josh.
He added: "The big day's not long now. I'm looking forward to the stag do. I'm not getting any younger, so i want to do this now rather than later because of what happened to me. It helped put things into perspective."