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Dramatic night for the Norwegian world cup hero. Was found by his wife

Tuesday last week was a dramatic evening and night for langrennslegenden Gjermund Eggen (77).

When he had decided to go to bed by ten-time, he moved his up the stairs to the bedroom. Then he remembers no more.

I had tumbled down the stairs and woke up with quite a bit of pain. I karret me up again, but managed not to get me up in the bed. It was pretty cold in the bedroom, so I got a hold of the duvet, pulled it out of the bed and got to put it around me, " says Gjermund Eggen to Dagbladet about the dramatic episode.

Found her husband

his Wife Anne was in a meeting and would get late home. Gjermund Eggen was alone and pretty helpless.

I don't know how long I was unconscious either. But the old woman got home by twelve-one time and found me so. She saw quickly that I had to medical treatment, tell skilegenden.

At the hospital was a bleeding cut in her head stitched together. It was also noted the fracture of several ribs.

- There have been some painful days yes. But I have broken ribs before, so I know what it means. Not pleasant, exactly, " says skihelten.

The legendary triple world champion from the great days in Oslo in 1966, taking the episode with quite a big peace. But he is unsure of what really happened.

He has been plagued by besvimelsesanfall earlier, and told about the problems of the Newspaper in 2017.

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Eggen told openly that he had been subjected to more blackouts. That he had undergone extensive investigations, without that it was found out of something.

- It is really good. That the doctors haven't found anything, " said Eggen in the summer for four years and a half years ago.

If the last episode can skihelten tell:

- I honestly don't know quite what happened. If I tripped on the stairs or fainted. I only came to myself in the bottom of the stairs, " says Gjermund Eggen.

also cuts

He was invited as the guest of honor in NM in Meråker last week, but have to report cuts because of the incident.

Gjermund Eggen was the great skihelten when he went in goal at the five-mila in Kollen for the 53 years since. Then he had taken his third gold in the championship. He had previously won both the 15 km and went ankeretappen to gold in the relay.

folk hero: Here you go Gjermund Eggen into the third gold on the five-mile in the Suburbs. Photo: NTB / Scanpix Show more

It led to quite would conditions. Gjermund Eggen was enormously popular. It still comes busslaster with fans to gardstunet on the family farm in the Area in the snow-free season.

There have been around 75 000 visitors in the years after he became famous in the course of a few hectic days in Nordmarka in Oslo.


- It is perfectly good, this. I've got a lot of pain medication. Now I have come myself out and passed some nice walks the last few days. There are many who have it considerably worse. It is like a trifle. It is entered into the bookings for the summer about the new visit. I'm ready for it. Now I'm looking forward to keeping track of the ski world cup on tv, " says Gjermund Eggen.

Lay lifeless on the floor. Gjermund Eggen was saved by a random passer-by Dagbladet Plus
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