Salvador Sobral, the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 has left intensive care following a heart transplant.
Salvador Sobral, the first winner of the Eurovision Song Contest from Portugal is continuing his long journey to recovery following a Heart Transplant at the start of December. A statement was released on the official Facebook Page of Salvador Sobral, which reads:
In this Christmas we want to share with you some news that make us all very happy: Salvador Sobral has already left the Intensive Care Unit, and is now in the Intermediate Care. His recovery, which will be long, continues to evolve very positively.
We thank you once again for all your love, worries, good energy and respect that you have manifested with Salvador and all those who are close to him.
Salvador wishes a Merry Christmas to all of you!
See you soon!
The singer has suffered from ill-health for some time. He missed the first week of rehearsals for Eurovision 2017 and was replaced by his sister, Luisa Sobral, composer of his winning entry Amar Pelos Dois. In September, Salvador announced that he was taking a break from performing in order to focus on his health. A farewell concert took place on 8th September in the gardens of the Estoril Casino, Lisbon.
In May, Salvador Sobral won the Eurovision Song Contest for Portugal for the first time in history. His performance of Amar Pelos Dois earned 758 points and was the highest scoring entry in the history of the contest.
After the contest, Salvador was greeted by thousands of fans in Portugal. He was also honoured by the Portuguese Parliament and recently picked up a European Border Breakers Award for his achievements.
Source: Salvador Sobral