A grandfather from Chapel is in an induced coma after being attacked in a bar in Benidorm.
Jimmy Carol, 63, was attacked on Tuesday night at the Good Times bar and suffered a fractured skull and severe bleeding on the brain.
His son James Everall posted on Facebook: "He was hit so hard he hit the floor already unconscious.
"I genuinely don’t care if you believe in prayer or not. I do, and I know many of you also do. Please, I ask that if you know my dad for some of your time to pray for his full healing and recovery."
Mr Everall said his dad was targeted because he stood up to a group of men who were 'pushing, shoving and giving aggro' to a group of girls.
"He was unconscious until he could murmur some incomprehensible words at some point in the middle of early morning, at which point he was put into an induced coma for scans and immediate surgery to release the pressure and swelling on his brain," Mr Everall wrote.
"He has been transferred to Alicante Hospital for further CT scans and monitoring but remains in an induced coma.
"My brother Daniel was with him and remains with him."
Mr Everall, originally from Chapel, worked for BBC Radio Sheffield for more than 10 years.