AFL 360 Family Heart Attack Celebrates Host Mark Robinson’s Contribution One Year After He And The 360 Family Feared The Worst.
Robinson suffered a heart attack on a Saturday morning in July last year, which saw him undergo heart surgery.
After making a full recovery, Robinson returned to the AFL 360 desk earlier this year – and reflected on the one-year anniversary of his health scare on Tuesday night.
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“I was lucky to wake up … when Ray Gunston passes, Shane Warne passes, Rod Marsh and different people you know pass, you think about your own life,” he said.
“You don’t even think about yourself, you think about the pain and suffering of others who have lost their family members and you think about the pain that other people might be going through.
“I woke up this morning, I was lying in bed and I remember waking up 12 months ago and I couldn’t breathe.
“It was like the weather couldn’t get past my Adam’s apple, it was terrible. I was really, really lucky. “
A year on, Robinson says the show feels more recent at times.
“It seems like a long time ago, but when I think about it, it seems like last week.”
“What you do is you don’t go back there because you don’t want to go back to the point in your mind where you think you could have lived or died by tossing that coin.”
“I got up. Shane Warne didn’t wake up. I woke up and the others there didn’t wake up, I was lucky for some reason, when my heart told me I was in really big trouble here, I woke up. I think that saved me, but I don’t know.”
Robinson’s doctor Philip Hayward and AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan joined Robinson and Gerard Wyllie at the table to celebrate Robinson’s recovery, while various members of the 360 family celebrated on video.