Snooker champion Mark Williams’ health: ‘Frightened’ by mysterious pains – signs and symptoms
After defeating defending champion Yan Bingtao, MARK WILLIAMS is making headlines at this year’s Masters.
Williams was unbeatable once he “truly got going” after initially struggling in the competition due to his recovery from Covid.
His performance is a far cry from the heartbreak he experienced in 2019, when a health scare ended his chances of defending his world title.
Williams was forced to visit a local hospital after complaining of chest pains during a first session of the 2019 Masters competition. Williams became the first left-handed player to win the World Snooker Championship in 1999.
The Welshman, who was only 44 at the time and whose pain was clearly affecting his game, took to Twitter to say he was in A&E because he “couldn’t stick the chest pains no more.”
Williams remained in Aandamp;E until 11 p.m. that night after an agonizing wait for results.
Williams elaborated on the situation at the time, saying, “I tried my hardest out there, but I missed too many balls.”
“I don’t want to detract from David [Gilbert’s] performance.”
I needed two or three tries per frame.
I was experiencing chest pains.
I couldn’t do it.
I had no idea what it was.
“The doctor here advised me to go to A&E to have it checked out.”
I’m going to see a doctor for a full MOT when I get home.
“It was so exciting to be introduced as the defending champion.”
It’s just too bad I had to travel that far.
“I got back to the hotel around 11 p.m. last night, but I slept all day until 10 p.m. today.”
“You can’t choose when things like that happen.”
“I was a little scared because I had no idea what it was.”
Tonight isn’t as bad as yesterday afternoon.
“However, you cannot withdraw from this event; it may be a smaller one, but it is not the largest in the world.”
Fortunately for the snooker champion, doctors were able to rule out the possibility that his chest pains were caused by a heart problem, and he returned to the Crucible to finish his match with David Gilbert, losing 9-13.
Williams admitted that he had been perplexed by the cause of his chest pains.
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