Barry Hearn 'up and well' after undergoing surgery following minor heart attack, says son Eddie

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Sporting promoter and former Leyton Orient chairman Barry Hearn is recovering well after suffering a minor heart attack at the weekend.

Eddie Hearn revealed on social media that his father, who turns 72 in June and previously suffered a heart attack in 2002, was now due to return home after undergoing surgery on Tuesday.

"As if we can't thank the NHS enough, I want to particularly thank the staff at Broomfield & Basildon," he wrote on Twitter.

"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".

A former boxing promoter, Barry Hearn is the founder and current chairman of promotional company Matchroom Sport as well as chief of World Snooker and the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC).

He also served as chairman at League Two Leyton Orient from 1995 before selling the club in 2014. He was appointed as honorary president at Brisbane Road for the second time in 2017.