The chairman of Matchroom Sports Barry Hearn had surgery on Tuesday and is recovering.
He has suffered a minor heart attack but is returning home from hospital “in good spirits”, the sports promoter’s son Eddie has said.
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 🙏🏽
— Eddie Hearn (@EddieHearn) April 8, 2020
Barry Hearn made his name promoting snooker in the 1980s before moving into boxing where he notably promoted Frank Bruno and Chris Eubank.
Right now he is focused on other sports, but remains involved in boxing, as his son Eddie promotes Anthony Joshua, Dillian Whyte and many more in both Britain and the US.
Some of the first reactions:
— Shannon Courtenay (@scourtenay) April 8, 2020
Want to wish the boss @BarryHearn a speedy recovery mate. 💪
— Michael Smith (@BullyBoy180) April 8, 2020
— Leyton Orient (@leytonorientfc) April 8, 2020
Glad he’s ok 🤞 best wishes to your dad
— AP McCoy (@AP_McCoy) April 8, 2020