Cape Town - Former All Blacks doctor John Mayhew's condition
has improved significantly since being admitted to hospital following a
According to the Stuff website, Mayhew's family issued a statement on Thursday
updating his condition after he collapsed and was rushed to Auckland
Hospital on Tuesday night where he was placed in an induced coma.
family said he had "an excellent night" in hospital on Wednesday and
was no longer in an induced coma and was "progressing well".
He had been talking with his family and was "very comfortable".
The family thanked well-wishers for their thoughts and support .
Mayhew spent 13 years as All
Blacks doctor and stood on the sidelines for 131 Tests and more than 200
Mayhew became close friends with Jonah Lomu during his time with the All
Blacks as the legendary winger struggled with
He was a source of great support to Lomu's
family following his death last November and served as a pallbearer at
the Eden Park memorial service.