World Championship snooker:| Mark Williams resumes his match after health scare

Mark Williams at the table on day one at the Crucible
Mark Williams at the table on day one at the Crucible

Defending world champion Mark Williams was able to resume his second-round match at the Crucible after attending hospital following a health scare.

Welshman Williams had trailed David Gilbert 5-3 at the World Championship in Sheffield on Friday afternoon before feeling pains in his chest.

Williams subsequently posted on Twitter that he was in the A&E department of a local hospital, saying: "Couldn't stick the chest pains no more."

The 44-year-old, who made his own way to hospital, later posted: "Doctors are confidant (sic) it's not anything to do with my heart. Awaiting more tests at 10 o clock."

But Williams took his place in the morning session as he attempted to recover from his two-frame deficit, entering to huge cheers from the Crucible crowd and the Queen song 'Don't Stop Me Now'.

Queen - Don't Stop Me Now (Official Video)

Williams trailed 9-7 after the second session of his best of 25 frames clash with Gilbert.

The Englishman started the session with an 82 break to extend his lead to 6-3, but Williams won the next two frames to cut the deficit to one.

But Gilbert responded with a break of 100 and won the next frame 72-47 to lead 8-5.

Williams fought back with breaks of 86 and 101 to again cut the gap to one before Gilbert extended his advantage ahead of the final session on Saturday night.

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