PDC Chairman Barry Hearn suffered a minor heart attack on Sunday but has since undergone surgery and is in ‘good spirits’, his son Eddie has confirmed.
Hearn has played a transformative role in world darts since becoming PDC Chairman in 2001 – with darts now the second most watched sport on Sky Sports behind football.
The 71-year-old, who is also the chairman of Matchroom Sport and World Snooker, is set to return home today [Wednesday] according to his son Eddie – one of the world’s leading boxing promoters, who paid tribute to the NHS whilst providing an update on his father’s condition.
“As if we can’t thank the NHS enough, I want to particularly thank the staff at Broomfield and Basildon. My dad Barry Hearn was taken to hospital on Sunday after a minor heart attack and was operated on yesterday. He is up and well and returns home today in good spirits! Thank you.”
The PDC Chairman has been active himself on social media over the last few days, contacting a fan to thank him for his fiancee’s work for the NHS. On behalf of all darts fans across the globe, we are delighted to hear that Barry is on the mend and we wish him a speedy recovery.
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