David Ginola’s partner is terrified he will suffer another heart attack.
In 2016, the former footballer collapsed and was clinically dead for nine minutes during a medical emergency but model Maëva Denat, 37, says the life-threatening event has not led to a lifestyle overhaul.
Speaking to The Sun on Sunday ahead of David's appearance on 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!', Denat - who has a three-year-old daughter Ever with David - said: "My biggest fear is he goes away and then something happens. I dread the thought of him not coming home.
"David’s biggest fear is he won’t live to see our daughter ever grow up and I feel the same way. It feels like there is a huge void in my life when he goes away. We miss each other so much.
"I am always worried about David’s health and what if something happens like before? I push him to take care of himself but it is a constant battle.
"David loves to cook and to eat and can eat three plates of food when you have just one. Like most French people, he likes to drink wine and smoke, but I’ve been trying to get him to stop."
However, David, 54, along with all of the contestants, has undergone a medical ahead of competing in 'I'm A Celebrity.'
It is also understood that there will be a defibrillator on standby at Gwrych Castle in Wales, where the show will be filmed.
David suffered a cardiac arrest in 2016, while playing in a charity football game in the French town of Mandelieu-La Napoule, and Maëva revealed they had only met for the first time hours earlier.
She said: "We met on the day he died. A mutual friend introduced us at a restaurant in Cannes. It was just after midnight and we talked and had one kiss and then he went to the charity event.
"I was back in Marseille when my friend called and said, ‘Have you heard what happened to David? What did you do with him?’ I said, ‘We just talked and we had one kiss and then we left — that was it’. I was so worried about him and because I didn’t know his close friends it was hard to check on how he was doing."