London, April 27: Defending champion Mark Williams went to hospital with chest pains after the first session of his World Snooker Championship second-round match on Friday.
Williams, a three-time winner at the Crucible, was 3-5 down to Englishman David Gilbert at the end of play.
And the 44-year-old posted on Twitter to inform fans that he was having pains in his chest looked at between sessions.
A&E. Could be hear a while , couldn’t stick the chest pains no more. Lucky there wasn’t any more frames to play . #bettergetcheckedoutsafethansorrry— MARK WILLIAMS M.B.E (@markwil147) April 26, 2019
"A&E. Could be hear a while," Williams wrote. "Couldn't stick the chest pains no more. Lucky there wasn't any more frames to play."
Doctors are confidant it’s not anything to do with my heart🙏. Awaiting more tests at 10 o clock . #cantwaitformebed— MARK WILLIAMS M.B.E (@markwil147) April 26, 2019
The Welshman was reportedly advised by a doctor at the Sheffield venue to go to hospital.