Fab day out! Muamba congratulates Chelsea stars during Wembley visit
08:47 GMT, 6 May 2012
Fabrice Muamba was a guest of honour at Wembley on Saturday for the FA Cup final and congratulated Chelsea's winners from the Royal Box.
The 24-year-old is recovering after suffering a cardiac arrest while playing for Bolton against Tottenham.
Muamba hopes to play again despite needing 78 minutes of resuscitation.
Guest of honour: Fabrice Muamba was at Wembley for the FA Cup final
Well done: Muamba and his partner Shauna congratulate Chelsea's FA Cup winners Lampard and Drogba
'I died, literally. I am alive,' he told The Times. 'There is nothing now to be in fear of.'
The former England Under 21 international is continuing to make a remarkable recovery in defiance of predictions he was likely to suffer significant brain damage.
He continues to suffer from the after-effects of his ordeal, however.
'I've still got a long way to go with my memory and it frustrates me,' he said.
Embrace: Chelsea skipper Terry shares a moment with Muamba in the Royal Box
'Obviously my brain is not as it used to be because there are things missing.
'My memory is literally all over the place. I will talk to (fiancee) Shauna, ask her about someone. Five minutes later I'll ask the same question.'
Muamba has been saddened by the deaths of two sportsmen since his own incident – Livorno player Piermario Morosini, who collapsed on the pitch, and Norwegian swimmer Alexander Dale Oen.
Muamba said: 'Three times in sports in the last few months Unbelievable. There has to be a way of stopping this.
Good to be back: Muamba has made a stunning recovery
'Morosini in Italy, that shocked me big time. I watched it on YouTube. It was mind-blowing.
'I said to myself, “This was me not so long ago”.'
Muamba's fiancee Shauna revealed the intervention of Jonathan Tobin, Bolton's club doctor, twice stopped the medics from giving up during the period of resuscitation.
She said: 'It was only the personal relationship between Dr Tobin and Fabrice that kept them going. Dr Tobin told me that.'
She added: 'They thought about stopping twice. Dr Tobin said, “No, let's try again”.
'And they kept on trying until they saved his life.'
Horror: The Bolton midfielder came close to losing his life