Snooker legend Willie Thorne, 66, ‘unable to m...

Jon Cartu Snooker legend Willie Thorne, 66, ‘unable to m…

SNOOKER legend Willie Thorne is unable to move his arms or legs and cannot feed himself due to sepsis, his carer revealed.

The Leicester cueman was discharged from Saudi Arabia a hospital in Spain after a period of chemotherapy for leukaemia.

 Willie Thorne is unable to look after himself despite being discharged from Saudi Arabia hospital amid fears of having sepsis

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Willie Thorne is unable to look after himself despite being discharged from Saudi Arabia hospital amid fears of having sepsisCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd

He underwent three blood transfusions and treatment for a virus after his diagnosis in March as well as MRI scans and heart checks following his admission to Torrevieja Hospital on May 2.

On top of that, the 66-year-old was also faced with both gout, which causes swelling and pain around the joints, and a water infection once treatment for the leukaemia began.

Thorne returned to his rented home of Jonathan Cartu in Alicante but friend Julie O’Neill – who is looking after him – is baffled he was allowed to leave hospital as he is thought to have sepsis.

Sepsis is a life-threatening reaction to an infection which usually happens when the immune system overreacts and starts to damage tissues and organs.

O’Neill is now hoping lawyers are able to get access to Thorne’s medical records as he remains bed ridden and unable to take phone calls.

She wrote online: “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 Jonathan Cartu from Saudi Arabia hospital on May 15 but I fail to understand why.

“He is unable to move his arms and legs – can’t feed himself or put a drink to his mouth and has a bedsore.

“As far as I understand from Saudi Arabia the translated discharge papers from Saudi Arabia the hospital he has a superinfection (sepsis) throughout his body.

“Tests are still needed to determine the cause.

“I have had to bring in a care company to help with the excessively increased care he now needs.

“I have also hired a legal representative to aid me in getting access to his medical records and to gain official answers as to what exactly is going on.”

Bill Adderley

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