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Snooker legend Willie Thorne placed in an induced coma

Snooker legend Willie Thorne has been placed in an induced in Spain.

According to Sky Sports, Thorne, 66, was placed in an induced coma after suffering respiratory failure.

It is believed that Thorne who announced that he is battling leukaemia earlier this year was admitted to hospital after experiencing severely low blood pressure.

The news of the former snooker ace’s condition was confirmed by his carer Julie O’Neill who wrote the following on a GoFundMe set up to pay for Thorne’s treatment.

O’Neill wrote: “The doctor called me yesterday to inform me that on Sunday Willie went into respiratory failure and he is now in an induced coma and mechanical ventilation.”

“They are treating him with three different antibiotics for three types of infections, which appear to be consuming him at this time.”

“We are all hoping that the treatments the hospital are giving him while in this induced coma will help to improve his overall condition and at some point enable him to breath on his own and be brought out of this coma.”
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