Jean Pierre Adams died after 39 years in a coma: the tragic story of one of the PSG figures

The former footballer died after spending 39 years in a coma

The French defender Jean-Pierre Adams, which entered a deep coma in 1982 due to an error in the dose of anesthesia while undergoing knee surgery, passed away this monday at the age of 73 at the University Hospital of Nîmes (France), reported the French newspaper L’Equipe.

Adams (Senegal, 1948), nicknamed as The Black Rock, arrived in France in 1958, where twelve years later he began his career as a professional footballer. He served three years in the Olympique de Nîmes (1970-73) and four in the nice (1973-77) before taking the great leap of his career: the signing by PSG, where he played 2 seasons (1977-79).

With regard to the French national team, in addition to accumulate 22 caps Between 1972 and 1976, the defender will be remembered for his association with Maurius Trésor, with which he formed a central pair known as The Black Guard.

Adams was a member of the Black Guard of the French national team
Adams was a member of the Black Guard of the French national team

Its history begins in 1948 in Dakar (Senegal), but when I was a child of only 10 years moved to France and he was able to fulfill his dream of becoming a soccer player. He started his career in the Nimes, then played in the OGC Nice, and when he fulfilled 29 years was signed by him PSG. Everything was going very well, since he also came to dispute 22 matches with the France team.

However, the life of Jean-Pierre Adams took a radical turn on March 17, 1982, when he had to undergo surgery in the Édouard Herriot Hospital on Lyon by a torn ligament in the knee.

A medical malpractice with anesthesia during an operation he left it in eat. Your body did not react well to the doses of anesthesia injected, suffered a bronchospasm, and his brain was deprived of oxygen.

Adams I had 73 years and he was about to fulfill four decades in a vegetative state. At that time, the court had given the anesthetist a one-month suspension and a heavy fine, but the footballer never woke up.

His wife took care of him during all that time
His wife took care of him during all that time

His wife, Bernadette AdamsShe was still with him attending to his needs and she never lost hope that one day her husband would wake up. As reported The Sun in March, Jean Pierre was unable to communicate, but could still breathe, eat and cough without the help of medical equipment.

People on Facebook say it should be unplugged… But it’s not plugged in! I don’t have the courage to stop giving him food and water. Has a normal routine. Wakes up at 7, eats … May be vegetative, but can hear and sit in a wheelchair”, Revealed Bernadette to the English newspaper. The woman refused to resort to euthanasia and wanted to continue supporting her husband, hoping to one day see him recovered.

His posture differs a lot from that of his former rear partner Marius tresor. As reported Paris united, the former player of the Olympique de Marseille and Bordeaux has not had the courage to visit Jean-Pierre Adams. “Even if he woke up, he wouldn’t recognize anyone. So is it worth living like this? If something similar happened to me, I would tell my wife not to leave me here, “he said.