The football world feared the worst, when Denmark star Christian Eriksen collapsed during a Euro 2020 clash against Finland.
The 27-year-old suffered cardiac arrest and was "gone", according to team doctor Morten Boesen, but thankfully, Eriksen was resuscitated on the pitch and is now stable in a Copenhagen hospital.
Eriksen has spoken from his hospital bed for the first time since the horrifying moments that threatened his life.
Speaking to Italian publication Gazzetta dello Sport, the midfielder says he’s thankful for the wave of support he has received from fellow players and fans.
"Thank you all, I won't give up," he says. "I feel better now, but I want to understand what happened.
"I want to say thank you for all you did for me."
Several of Eriksen's current and former teammates have paid tribute to Eriksen in the last two days, while fans wearing Eriksen's club or international shirt have been seen in the stands.
Manager and close friend Martin Schoots has told the same publication that Eriksen has been blown away from the "outpouring of love" he has received.
"He was happy, because he understood how much love is around," Schoots says. "Messages have reached him from all over the world.
"We all want to understand what happened to him, he wants to do it too. The doctors are carrying out in-depth examinations, it will take time.
"Christian doesn't give up. He and his family want to send their thanks to everyone.
"Half the world has contacted us, everyone was worried.
"Now he just has to rest."