Former World Champion, Andy Fordham has tested positive for Coronavirus and has admitted that he is terrified about symptoms potentially getting worse and not seeing his family again.
“Right now I am just about coping,” said Fordham to Sun Sport.
“But I spoke to my doctor who warned me the virus can hit you very quickly. My biggest fear is waking up one morning, not being able to breathe and being placed in the back of the ambulance - then not seeing my wife and children again.”
“This is the scariest thing I’ve ever had to face in my life.”
He tested positive for the virus on Friday after spending the pandemic attempting to be careful due to underlying health conditions.
While he has to self isolate though, he will not be on the dartboard with ‘The Viking’ saying that not spreading the virus is at the forefront of his mind.
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“I look down the stairs and can see my dart board in the hall but I haven’t played for nearly a year,” he continued.
“I miss it but right now the only thing I am focused on is beating this virus. I am really worried about giving the virus to my family.
“I am staying in my bedroom because my wife, Jenny, has had cancer twice and my father-in-law who lives with us is 87 and is severely disabled.
“For nearly a year we’ve been so careful and followed all the rules. So to be diagnosed now is a massive shock to the system and totally heartbreaking.”
“When you get the virus you suddenly realise everything you take for granted. I am sitting thinking a lot about all the things I’d miss if this virus overcomes me, like seeing my grandchildren grow up. I’m just hoping and praying I come through it.”