DARTS SUPERSTAR James Wade was rushed to hospital on Sunday night after falling ill at the European Open in Germany and has now given an update on his condition.
The 39-year-old went through tests for a racing heart, high blood pressure, nausea and dizziness.
The Englishman was set to play Dimitri van den Bergh in the semi-final, but had to withdraw.
He was taken to a hospital in Leverkusen on advice from paramedics.
Wade is under observation according to reports, but is improving.
A statement from the dart's players official Twitter account read: ‘James Wade is recovering in hospital after being taken ill on Sunday evening following a quarter-final victory in a European competition,’ the statement said.
‘Wade was forced to retire prior to the semi-final and was taken to a Leverkusen hospital following advice from a German paramedic team that were called to the Aldershot ace after he felt extremely unwell during the event.
‘Following his admission to hospital, Wade underwent a series of tests to establish the cause of serious symptoms including a racing heart, high blood pressure, nausea and dizziness.
‘Although the player, one of the most successful ever to compete in the PDC with 11 major titles, is now comfortable and improving, he is being detained by the hospital team for observation and further treatment, and is currently not fit enough to fly home
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— James Wade (@JamesWade180) May 11, 2022
Samantha Wade, his wife said: "It was very worrying Sunday into Monday night and it is horrible to think of James there by himself when he has been so poorly,"
"Clearly we want him home as quickly as possible but the medical staff have been amazing with James and he is hugely grateful for the compassion and care they have shown him - we are taking their advice on when it will be safe for him to return home."
A four-time PDC world darts championship semi-finalist, has won 11 major titles and is currently third in the Premier League standings.
His wife also added
"James is desperate to make sure he doesn't let anyone down and is already talking about returning to competitive action for people who have bought tickets,"
Whilst that is in his nature, I am sure everyone will agree that him making a full recovery is the most important thing and we will be taking it day by day."
Wade was due to be back on the Premier League Darts stage at the Utilita Arena in Sheffield on Thursday night to take on Joe Cullen in a quarter-final match up.