Wayne Lineker updates on horror injuries after being knocked out in Ibiza attack & says it ‘could have been a lot worse’

WAYNE Lineker says he was forced to have stitches after being knocked out by a thug’s single punch.

The beach club owner, 62, was left unconscious for six minutes – but he told fans it “could have been much worse”.

Wayne Lineker  today shared an update on his injuries

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Wayne Lineker today shared an update on his injuriesCredit: @waynelineker/Instagram
The moment a thug brutally hit Wayne knocking him unconscious as he slumped to the floor in Ibiza

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The moment a thug brutally hit Wayne knocking him unconscious as he slumped to the floor in Ibiza
Moments before the assault Wayne was seen arguing with the group of thugs after they had been pestering his female pal, witnesses claim

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Moments before the assault Wayne was seen arguing with the group of thugs after they had been pestering his female pal, witnesses claim
The woman Wayne was said to have been defending in the argument

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The woman Wayne was said to have been defending in the argumentCredit: instagram

Wayne – brother of footie star Gary – confirmed he was trying to protect a female friend when he was viciously attacked in the early hours of Wednesday.

Today, Wayne said he was “doing ok” as he revealed the extent of his injuries.

Posing with his thumb up, he wrote: “I have a few stitches and a swollen lip.

“It could have been much worse so I count myself very fortunate I wasn’t standing 2 yards further back, as my head would have impacted the wall.

“Obviously the video is very disturbing to see especially for my family.

“The papers were very accurate and it was a simple case of me just trying to protect a girl from being harassed.”

He also thanks fans for their “messages of concern” and said the support had been “really overwhelming”.

Wayne collapsed after being hit once by the yob at 4am in Ibiza on Wednesday.

Shocking video shows the dad-of-four hold his arm up to try to defend himself as the man rushes towards him and smacks him outside Eden bar.

Wayne then flops to the ground and onlookers said he was out cold for at least six minutes – and that he had blood pouring from his mouth.

A large group of at least 10 people, including Wayne, can be seen in the clip all shouting over each other.

A shocked witness told The Sun the two men had started arguing after the thug and his mates began pestering Wayne’s female pal, who is in her 20s.

As Wayne tried to leave in a taxi, the man – with a group of six pals – squared up to him and slammed the door shut.

Moments later, he struck Wayne then ran off.

The brutal strike connects with Wayne’s chin – sending him flopping to the floor.

The attacker and his pals quickly fled the scene as Wayne was surrounded by concerned onlookers.

He was knocked out at 4.04am – before coming back around around six minutes later at 4.10am.

Further footage today emerged showing a heartless yob perform a WWE-referee style count as Wayne lay unconscious on the ground.

Wayne eventually left in a taxi around an hour after the punch was thrown.

Party-loving Wayne is well-known for hosting celebs including footie ace Jack Grealish at his beach club.

He has a strained relationship with former England striker and Match of the Day host Gary, 63.

Speaking about their relationship earlier this year, he said: “It’s not so good to be honest, we don’t really speak very often. I’ll always be his number one fan.”

He is the black sheep of the Lineker family and has virtually no relationship with Gary.

He has a nightclub empire in Spain which he started in 1988.

As well as O Beach in Ibiza, he also has Lineker’s Bar across the Costa Del Sol and Majorca.

Who is Wayne Lineker?

WAYNE, 62, is the younger brother to football legend Gary Lineker.

He is known for owning Ibiza’s famous Ocean Beach in Ibiza, which has a big celebrity following.

Footballers like Jack Grealish and reality TV icons flock to the club every summer.

Wayne is often seen plastered across social media in pictures with famous faces and excited partygoers.

He kicked off his nightlife empire in 1988 with his own brand of sports bars called Lineker’s Bar.

Lineker’s Bar now has branches in the Costa del Sol, Majorca and Puerto Banus as well as Ibiza.

The former Celebs Go Dating star has a whopping net worth of around £30million and boast over a million followers on Instagram.

He also has four children – sons Duane, Sean, and Freddie plus daughter Tia.

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