The 71-year-old Chairman of the Professional Darts Corporation was taken to Brookfield and Basildon hospital during the coronavirus crisis after becoming unwell.
Hearn’s son Eddie, who is currently in control of Matchroom Boxing, broke the news on Wednesday – three days after the event.
He said: “As if we can’t thank the NHS enough, I want to particularly thank the staff at Broomfield & 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,” added Hearn.
The news is certainly worrying due to the current pressures on the National Health Service. Luckily, Hearn is okay and can return home safely due to care from the NHS.
COVID-19 is present in every UK medical centre, meaning the risk of catching the virus is elevated for anyone suffering from any other illness.
Hearn being active definitely would have worked in his favor, though. The Essex businessman has several irons in the fire due to his sporting company.
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