Wade to hospital after withdrawing from tournament


Wade won 11 major PDC titles.

World’s fifth-largest dart player James Wade is recovering in a hospital in Germany after withdrawing from the European Open on Sunday.

The British were tested for symptoms including a pounding heart, high blood pressure, nausea and dizziness.

Wade, 39, withdrew ahead of the semi-final against Dimitri van den Bergh and was taken to a hospital in Leverkusen on the advice of paramedics.

He says he’s comfortable and getting better, but he’s observing.

His wife Samantha is unable to visit as she is looking after her son Arthur and is also expecting a second child.

“It was very worrying from Sunday to Monday night and it was terrifying to think of James alone there when he was so poor,” she said.

“Obviously we want him to get home as soon as possible but the medical staff were amazing about James and he was very grateful for the compassion and care they showed him. There is. .”

Aldershot’s Wade is a four-time PDC World Darts Championship semi-finalist and has won 11 major titles and is currently third in the Premier League standings.

His wife added: “James is desperate to not disappoint anyone, and he’s talking about returning to competitive action for those who have already bought tickets.”

“It’s his nature, but I think everyone will agree that it’s most important for him to make a full recovery and we’ll take it every day.”



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