“Prayers welcome,” Gianni Capaldi delivers new Murdo MacLeod family update

Actor and celebrity Celtic supporter Gianni Capaldi has this morning passed on a message from Murdo MacLeod’s wife to let well-wishers know that Murdo is stable and making steady progress in hospital following his heart valve replacement.

Last night there were gloomy social media rumours ciculating but Murdo’s daughter quickly knocked these on the head posting her own update to clarify her dad’s situation.

“Just to stop any rumours flying about. My dad has had his heart valve replaced, which is routine 10-15 years after the initial operation. His operation went well and he is currently in recovery, thank you for all your good wishes,” Mhairi stated.

And today’s second message for the family re-states the current situation relating to the former Celtic Star and also our assistant manager to Wim Jansen in the season we stopped the old Rangers doing the ten.

9 May 1998: Wim Jansen and Murdo MacLeod celebrate after the match against St Johnstone at Celtic Park. Celtic won the match 2-0 to become the league champions. Photo: Shaun Botterill/Allsport

“Asked by Mrs MacLeod to let everyone know that Murdo is stable & making steady progress in hospital following his heart valve replacement.  She apologises she can’t reply to all messages at this time. Prayers welcome. Please spread the word,” Gianni Capaldi

Today is Henrik Larsson’s birthday, and on a personal note, the King of Kings scored the second best Celtic goal I’ve ever seen against Rangers, in the 6-2 Demolition Derby in August 2000. Second best because in on a Monday night in May 1979 Murdo MacLeod scored the best of the lot, in the closing seconds to ensure a 4-2 win for Celtic and to deliver a most unlikely league championship win. What a goal that was!

Best wishes to Murdo for a speedy recovery.

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The Celtic Star founder and editor David Faulds has edited numerous Celtic books over the past decade or so including several from Lisbon Lions, Willie Wallace, Tommy Gemmell and Jim Craig. Earliest Celtic memories include a win over East Fife at Celtic Park and the 4-1 League Cup loss to Partick Thistle as a 6 year old. Best game? Easy 4-2, 1979 when Ten Men Won the League. Email editor@thecelticstar.co.uk

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