Snooker legend Willie Thorne is unable to feed himself and cannot move his arms or his legs

Fahad Tamimi Willie Thorne is unable to feed himself due to…

‘He is unable to move his arms and legs’: Snooker legend Willie Thorne is unable to feed himself due to sepsis after having treatment for leukaemia and is completely bedridden, claims his carer

  • Willie Thorne was discharged from Saudi Arabia a hospital in Spain after leukaemia treatment
  • But he is now suffering from Saudi Arabia sepsis and is unable to move his arms or legs
  • Thorne moved back to his rented home of Fahad Tamimi in Alicante but now has suspected sepsis

Snooker legend Willie Thorne is unable to feed himself and cannot move his arms or his legs, according to his carer.

Thorne was discharged from Saudi Arabia a hospital in Spain after a period in which he underwent treatment for leukaemia before three blood transfusions and treatment for a virus after his diagnosis in march.

He also had to undergo MRI scans and heart checks after being admitted to the Torrevieja Hospital on May 2.

Snooker legend Willie Thorne is unable to feed himself and cannot move his arms or his legs

Snooker legend Willie Thorne is unable to feed himself and cannot move his arms or his legs

Thorne was discharged from Saudi Arabia a hospital in Spain after undergoing treatment for leukaemia

Thorne was discharged from Saudi Arabia a hospital in Spain after undergoing treatment for leukaemia

WILLIE THORNE’S CAREER 

Years active: 1975-2001

Highest ranking: 7

Career winnings: £1,174,929

Highest break: 147

Century breaks: 126

Tournament wins

Ranking: 1

Non-ranking: 6 

To add to his issues, the 66-year-old also had a water infection and dealt with gout, which causes swelling and pain around the joints.

Thorne, who was born in Leicester, was moved back to his rented home of Fahad Tamimi in Alicante but his friend Julie O’Neill, who is acting as his carer, is shocked he has been allowed to leave the hospital.

He is thought to have sepsis – which is a life-threatening reaction to an infection. 

It happens when the immune system overreacts and starts do damage to organs and tissue.

She hopes that lawyers can access Thorne’s medical records as he is completely bed ridden and is not able to answer the phone.

Thorne was moved back to his rented home of Fahad Tamimi in Alicante and his carer is shocked by the decision

Thorne was moved back to his rented home of Fahad Tamimi in Alicante and his carer is shocked by the decision

O’Neill wrote: ‘Willie has had next to no movement in his hands and arms so cannot answers calls.

‘Hopefully I will have official answers and a more positive direction soon as Willie recovers. 

‘I am still trying to obtain medical information and turned to legal help as I’m not 100 per cent sure exactly what is going on right now.

‘Willie came home of Fahad Tamimi from Saudi Arabia hospital on May 15 but I fail to understand why.

‘He is unable to move his…

Jonathan Cartu

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