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RIP Sid Waddell 1940-2012


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Thought it was worthy of a thread for such a character. He's been diagnosed with bowel cancer. :(

 

The Professional Darts Corporation have issued the following statement on behalf of Sid Waddell.

 

Dick Allix, manager of broadcaster Sid Waddell wishes to make the following statement:

 

"Following recent tests, Sid has unfortunately been diagnosed with bowel cancer.

 

"He is now undergoing treatment and will, regretfully, be unable to undertake any professional engagements for the time being.

 

"As treatment progresses, I will issue further statements. I would ask that everyone respects his privacy at this time.

 

Waddell, 71, has been part of Sky Sports' coverage of PDC events since 1994, and was inducted into the PDC Hall of Fame in 2008 alongside fellow commentator Dave Lanning.

 

Waddell - often called 'The Voice of Darts' - has been involved in darts since televising the sport in the popular 'Indoor League' series in the 1970s, and he began commentating on darts in 1978.

 

He has also written a number of books, including 'Bellies and Bullseyes' and his memoirs 'The Road Back Home', and wrote the children's television series 'Jossies Giants' in the mid-1980s.

 

PDC Chairman Barry Hearn said: "Sid is a hugely popular character throughout the sport of darts and I'm sure I speak on behalf of the PDC, our players and fans in wishing him a speedy and successful recovery.

 

"Our thoughts will be with him and his family as he begins his treatment."

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dunno the exact state he's in but the bowel is, if you're going to get cancer, just about the best place to get it.

 

Is it? Thought it was one of the most aggressive.

 

Fuk cancer, such a shitty way to die, fingers crossed he beats it.

 

 

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dunno the exact state he's in but the bowel is, if you're going to get cancer, just about the best place to get it.

 

Is it? Thought it was one of the most aggressive.

 

Fuk cancer, such a shitty way to die, fingers crossed he beats it.

 

 

my ma had it and according to the specialist it's more operable than other forms. cutting it out is better than trying to kill it off.
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