Blackburn's former World Superbike champion, Carl Fogarty, has spent the last six days in hospital after doctors said his heart wasn’t functioning properly.

His PR team want to reassure concerned fans doctors have now given him the all clear and he is set to return home later today (Friday, September 23).

A representative from Carl’s team said he was admitted to Royal Blackburn Hospital on Saturday, September 17, after not feeling 100 per cent.

They said: “He wasn’t feeling well on Saturday morning and his wife, Michaela, thought it was best to call an ambulance.

“He had a ‘heart scare’ and doctors said his heart wasn’t functioning properly.

“Doctors having been carrying out tests this week to see what is wrong.

“It’s been a tough week and worrying time for his family.”

Carl’s team wants to reassure his fans that all is well.

They said: “Thank you to anyone who has expressed concern but the reassuring thing is that Carl is going home today.

“Doctors wouldn’t be doing that if they weren’t confident that he was going to make a full recovery.

“Knowing Carl he’ll be pelting up Darwen Tower on his bike in a couple of days.”

They also wanted to thank staff at Royal Blackburn Hospital for their care and dedication.

They said: “Staff have been magnificent and given him unbelievable care. He has been blown away by how great everyone has been.”

Carl recently attended his daughter’s wedding; Danielle married her beau Ross Worsick in Ibiza earlier this month.

Carl brought a white motorbike to the event and shared a picture of himself sitting on it.

Carl, who currently lives in Mellor, is regarded as one of the most successful World Superbike racers of all time; he is known for his fierce determination to win which netted him 59 victories and four World Superbike Championships.

Not just king of the superbikes, Carl also took part in ‘I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here’ in 2014 when he was crowned ‘King of the Jungle’.