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Gavin Rossdale shares agony and relief after near-death experience of his greatest friend

The star shares three children with ex-wife Gwen Stefani

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Hannah Hargrave
US Deputy Editor
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Gavin Rossdale issued a heartfelt reminder that life is precious when he detailed the worrying situation he has been living through recently. 

The Bush frontman took to Instagram with a photo and a message as he revealed his friend, tennis pro, Murphy Jensen, almost died. 

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The sportsman suffered a cardiac arrest while playing a match almost two weeks ago and Gavin said he's been on tenterhooks ever since. 

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His emotional message, alongside a photo with Murphy read:  "Life is precious. It’s been an insane last couple of weeks.our greatest friend @murphyjensen getting as close to leaving this world as is possible; without leaving.

"We’ve been on a knife edge. He's doing great now and we are so relieved. Read his story on his page. @kate_jensen @dual_hand_luke_jensen and the medical staff that helped him in #coloradosprings -absolute heroes and the most incredible support system. We salute you we love you."

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His fans were blown away and had no idea Murphy had been unwell. They commented with praying hands emojis and said they were sending healing thoughts and energy.

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Gavin shared his relief that Murphy has recovered 

Murphy himself responded too and wrote: "What an amazing photo! I’m alive today from the prayers and unconditional love that you have showered me with since day 1 of our friendship 23 years ago."

Murphy also thanked fans on his own social media and told them what had happened. 

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He said: "It is with JOY and genuine humility and gratitude that I’m posting today. 11 days ago my life changed forever, when I suffered from sudden cardiac arrest while playing tennis."

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Murphy said he's so grateful to be alive 

His post from earlier this week continued: "With the clarity of a sober person and love of a grateful heart I’m delighted to share that last night I was discharged from the hospital, with a healthy heart and a sound mind."

Murphy said he was so appreciative of all the love he has received and concluded:

"Sleeping in my own bed for the first time last night has given me a feeling of strength and not weakness. I want to end by saying THANK YOU to everyone who prayed for me. I AM GRATEFUL TO BE ALIVE. I wish this world WE live in a BLESSED DAY! Until next time KEEP SERVING ACES! With Gratitude and Love! Murphy."

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