By Jaime Spencer
Former Manchester City and Barcelona striker Sergio Aguero suffered a heart scare during a Twitch live stream this week, much to his co-host’s concern.
Aguero has acquired a huge following on the streaming platform, which is incredibly popular particularly in Spain. This week he was streamed together with Ibai Llanos.
But during the stream, the 34-year-old stopped and appeared to be holding his chest. Llanos noticed this, asking the retired footballer if he was okay and if he needed a doctor.
“I think…I just had a mini-arrhythmia,” Aguero replied.
He also explained why he didn’t need medical attention and could go on: “Because I have a chip and the famous chip will detect it and send a signal.”
While it was a painful incident, it was also an important reminder of why Aguero made the difficult decision to end his football career prematurely in 2021.
Why did Sergio Aguero retire?
Having scored 260 goals in 390 appearances for Manchester City, firmly cementing himself as one of the club’s greatest ever players, Aguero left the Etihad Stadium at the end of his contract in 2021.
A month earlier, the striker had signed a two-year contract with Barcelona. A calf injury in pre-season delayed his debut for a couple of months, but Aguero scored his first goal for Barça as a substitute in the El Clasico against Real Madrid.
However, it proved to be his only goal for the Blaugrana. In the same month that he made his debut and only his second starting start for Barcelona, Aguero suffered what was later diagnosed as an arrhythmia towards the end of the first match against Alaves at the Camp Nou.
He was originally supposed to take three months out of the game to recover, but announced his immediate retirement just a few weeks later.
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