Chris Cairns’ wife Melanie has spoken out over her husband’s condition as the New Zealand cricket great recuperates in an Australian hospital following heart surgery.
It’s understood Cairns, 51, collapsed, having suffered a massive heart attack last week in Canberra — resulting in an aortic dissection, a tear in the inner layer of the body’s main artery.
Melanie Cairns confirmed her husband has been transferred to a Sydney hospital to undergo further surgery.
“As has now been widely reported in the media, Chris suffered a major medical event in Canberra late last week. He initially underwent surgery in Canberra, but the seriousness of his condition is such that he has now been transferred to St Vincent’s hospital in Sydney, where he has undergone further cardiovascular surgery,” Melanie said in a statement.
“Chris’ family and friends are heartened by the respectful…