PDC chairman Barry Hearn in ‘good spirits’ after suffering heart attack

Barry Hearn, the sporting supremo and chairman of the Professional Darts Corporation, suffered a heart attack on Sunday but is now recovering well.

71-year-old Hearn endured a minor heart attack at the weekend and underwent an operation on Tuesday, before returning to his Brentwood, Essex home on Wednesday afternoon.

Hearn, who also chairs the World Snooker Tour and Matchroom Sport, has previously been affected by the same affliction back in 2002 and made a quick recovery.

Whilst thanking both the Broomfield Hospital and the Basildon University Hospital, Hearn tweeted: “Humbled by the thousands of ‘get well’ wishes, so thanks to each and everyone of you.

“Massive shout out to Broomfield and Basildon hospitals – don’t know what we’d do without the NHS. God bless you all and stay safe.”

Prior to his father taking to Twitter, PDC director Eddie Hearn said: “As if we can’t thank the NHS enough, I want to particularly thank the staff at Broomfield and Basildon.

“My Dad 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!”

16-time world champion Phil Taylor and reigning world snooker champion Judd Trump have headlined the best wishes sent towards Hearn.

We would also like to wish Barry all the very best and hope he makes a swift recovery.

(Photography: Lawrence Lustig/PDC)

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