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Robbie Savage rushed to hospital during Mount Kilimanjaro trek

Robbie Savage tweeted about his ordeal Photo: PA

Football pundit and former Leicester City and Derby County midfielder Robbie Savage had to be taken to hospital after suffering altitude sickness during a Mount Kilimanjaro charity trek.

Robbie was 13,000 feet up the mountain in Tanzania with a team of 25 when he became seriously ill. He tweeted that he had 'dangerously low oxygen' in his blood and also had fluid on a lung.

Robbie, who is still in Tanzania, is now working to put fresh water in villages and schools. He says while 'the mountain may have beaten [him], nothing will stop [him] making the community happy'.

He also sent his wishes to the remaining 25 who are continuing the trek.