Barry Hearn Returning Home After Suffering A Heart Attack

Founder of Matchroom Boxing Barry Hearn appears to be fine after suffering a minor heart attack this past weekend.

The 71-year-old underwent successful surgery following the scare. Eddie Hearn, Barry’s son and current promotor at Matchroom, stated he is in good spirits following the surgery. Eddie posted the following onto social media:

“As if we can’t thank the NHS enough, I want to particularly thank the staff at Broomfield & Basildon. My dad @BarryHearn 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.”

Barry is currently the chairman of the Professional Darts Corporation, and was previously the chairman of the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. During his time in boxing he promoted fighters like Frank Bruno and Chris Eubank.

This is his second heart attack since 2002. It is unknown how long recovery will take. Barry ended up posting a thank you message on Twitter, stating:

“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.”

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