Former NZ all-rounder Chris Cairns suffers paralysis following heart surgery

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Former NZ all-rounder Chris Cairns suffers paralysis following heart surgery
Former NZ all-rounder Chris Cairns suffers paralysis following heart surgery

27 Aug 2021: Former NZ all-rounder Chris Cairns suffers paralysis following heart surgery

In a disturbing piece of news, former New Zealand all-rounder Chris Cairns has suffered paralysis following a stroke in the spine. The 51-year-old has returned to his hometown Canberra, however, he is critical due to several complications after undergoing a major life-saving heart surgery in Sydney. Cairns had suffered an aortic dissection in Canberra last week. Here are further details.

Statement: Here is the official statement

"During the life-saving emergency heart surgery Chris underwent in Sydney he suffered a stroke in his spine. This has resulted in paralysis in his legs," Cairns' lawyer, Aaron Lloyd, said on his condition. "This has resulted in paralysis in his legs. As a result, he will be undertaking a significant rehabilitation process at a specialist spinal hospital in Australia."

Fact: Cairns suffered aortic dissection before getting transferred to Sydney

Cairns was believed to be on life support in Australia after suffering a sudden collapse. As per reports, the former New Zealand all-rounder suffered an aortic dissection in Canberra last week, which is a tear inside the body's main artery.

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