Barry Hearn, the head of the World Snooker Tour and the Professional Darts Corporation, are in a good mood after suffering a heart attack on Sunday, 5 April.
71-year-old Hearn is going to return home on Wednesday, April 8 after surgery. His son, the Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn, among clients of which the Ukrainian boxer Alexander Usik, wrote in social networks:
“My dad was taken to hospital on Sunday after a small heart attack yesterday and underwent an operation. He’s okay and returns home in a good mood today. Thank you.”
He paid tribute to the doctors for the treatment of his father, who previously had a heart attack in 2002.
Barry Hearn became famous in the 1970s when he managed the assets of 6 times world snooker champion Steve Davis. He founded Matchroom Sport, and promoted some of the biggest Boxing events in the UK since the late 1980s, and also served as Chairman of the football club “Leyton Orient” from 1995 to 2014.