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.
— Phil Taylor (@PhilTaylor) April 8, 2020
— Judd trump (@judd147t) April 8, 2020
Wishing @BarryHearn a speedy recovery, all the best mate from me and Sarah
Want to wish the boss @BarryHearn a speedy recovery mate. ?
— Michael Smith (@BullyBoy180) April 8, 2020
Get well soon @BarryHearn please take it easy pal relax and get well X
— Chris Mason (@Chris180Mason) April 8, 2020
Get well soon @BarryHearn …. have a nice rest, you deserve it.
— BOB ANDERSON 180 (@BobAnderson180) April 8, 2020
Wishing you a speedy recovery @BarryHearn best wishes me and Marie x
— Bobby George (@BobbyGeorge180) April 8, 2020
Wishing you a speedy recovery @BarryHearn All the team at Target
— Garry Plummer (@Garryplummer) April 8, 2020
Would like to wish @BarryHearn a speedy recovery.
— James Wade (@JamesWade180) April 8, 2020
Speedy recovery @BarryHearn hope to see you soon take care.
— Chris Dobey (@Dobey10) April 8, 2020
Get well soon @BarryHearn ??
— ColinJawsLloyd (@ColinJawsLloyd) April 8, 2020
(Photography: Lawrence Lustig/PDC)