EDDIE HEARN provided fans with a positive update on his dad Barry who suffered a heart attack last weekend.
The veteran sporting promoter, 71, was hospitalised on Sunday and required surgery after falling ill.
But his son Eddie – who now runs Matchroom Boxing – revealed he is now back at home on the mend.
And the ex-Leyton Orient chief and chairman of the Professional Darts Corporation is said to be overwhelmed after being inundated with messages of support.
Speaking on an Instagram Live, Hearn Jr said: “A lot of questions coming in about my old man. He’s good. He’s fine.
“I had to drop something off to him earlier. It was a bit sad because I had to drop it and he came out and gave me a wave.
“He had a heart attack on Sunday. He had two stents put in two blocked arteries.
“He’s back home and obviously hoping he hasn’t contracted any coronavirus while he’s been in hospital but he seems all great.
“He’s back home, resting, sleeping up.
“I really appreciate all the messages of support.
“So does he – he’s shocked actually.”
Barry – who suffered a heart attack in 2002 – has another child, Katie, with his wife Susan.
He tweeted: “As if we can’t thank the NHS enough, I want to particularly thank the staff at Broomfield & Basildon.
“My dad @BarryHearn was taken to hospital on Sunday after a minor heart attack and was operated on yesterday.
“He is up and well and returns home today in good spirits! Thank you.”
Barry added later on Wednesday: “Humbled by the thousands of “get well” wishes so thanks to each and everyone of you.
“Massive shout out to Broomfield and Basildon hospitals – don’t know what we’d do without the NHS. God bless you all and stay safe.”