— With AAP.
Johns, 44, collapsed in a coffee shop at Yamba while on holiday on the NSW North Coast, the paper reports.
The former Newcastle Knights, NSW and Kangaroos star says he’s on medication to treat his condition, which has involved a spate of seizures over the years.
“I’ve got some medical stuff going on,” Johns told the paper on Sunday.
“They’re seizures that have been going on a while.
“I’m seeing the right doctors and they are doing all the tests and have got me on medication.”
Johns was holidaying in Yamba with his partner Kate Kendall and their four-month-old daughter Alice when the incident occurred.
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A weekend of firsts. Alice’s first trip to Australia’s No 1 city ???? Her first swim and the first time the No 7 got rejected from a restaurant in that number one city. Clearly we need to come back more often…☺️ thanks for a delicious spread Friday night @dkbuderus ???????? PS the way Alice is looking at her Dad…????
Although onlookers called an ambulance for the 44-year-old, he declined to go to hospital after being treated by paramedics at the cafe.
His younger brother Matthew, a Fox Sports presenter and former Newcastle star, said his sibling could feel his seizure coming before it hit him.