THE only living Englishman to have won the football World Cup suffered a health scare when he appeared at a venue in Somerset.

Sir Geoff Hurst, who scored a hat trick in England's 4-2 extra time win against Germany at Wembley in 1966, was twice forced off stage and eventually abandoned his Q&A session.

Hurst, 82, who was on stage at the Cheese and Grain in Frome for under 15 minutes during his Farewell tour, twice left suffering from nosebleeds, according to The Mirror.

Organisers told the £75-a-head audience there was nothing to worry about.

The Mirror quoted a member of the audience as saying: "Sir Geoff came on at 7.30pm but within about seven minutes his nose began to bleed quite heavily.

"He said he had had it looked at several days before and they were worried about him having to cancel the show.

"He went off and they did an auction and a raffle and he came back on to a massive applause at 8.30pm.

"He started doing his anecdotes, but it soon started again.

"He tried to carry on but someone in the crowd shouted, 'Don't worry, go get it sorted mate' and so he went off stage.

"After half an hour the show's organiser said he couldn't carry on.

"People started applauding really loudly because they knew he was backstage and could hear.

"All anyone cares about is that Sir Geoff is OK and can recover."

As Hurst ran towards the German goal ahead of his third goal in the dying moments of the World Cup final, TV commentator Kenneth Wolstenholme said: "Some people are on the pitch. They think it's all over."

And as the England forward blasted the ball into the roof of the net, Wolstenholme added: "It is now."