Ronnie O’Sullivan issues statement with snooker star saying he ‘wants to make health and wellbeing a priority’ – Gudstory

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Ronnie O’Sullivan has issued a statement confirming he is withdrawing from the German Masters.

Rocket has had a busy start to the year, most recently defeating Ali Carter in the finals of the Masters before getting the better of Judd Trump at the World Grand Prix.


However, O’Sullivan and his father have been critical of the snooker program and Barry Hearn has faced considerable criticism.

And the 48-year-old has now moved to Ax to confirm he will withdraw from the German Masters, with the snooker star keen to make ‘health and wellbeing’ his priority.

He said, “Hi guys, I want to let my fans in Germany know that sadly I have decided to withdraw from the German Masters next week.”

“I love this event and my fans in Germany but I have to prioritize my health and well-being.

“It’s been an exhausting and challenging season for me so far, regardless of how it looks with tournament wins, so hopefully you understand.

“I’m sorry I won’t be there and I hope to see you all soon.”

Fans have responded to O’Sullivan and supported his decision to step down.

“Your health comes first, Ronnie,” said one user, who also accompanied her message with a thumbs up emoji.

He said, “All the best Ronnie, take plenty of rest and come back fresh for 8-8-8.”

A third said: “No problem Ronnie, the main thing is you come back to Ham this year.”

A fourth messaged O’Sullivan, saying: “Hope you’re doing well. Take the time you need to get back to 100 per cent, both physically and mentally.”

And a fifth said: “Keep calm and cool Ronnie, we’re right behind you.”

O’Sullivan was ill during his recent Masters victory.

And Carter accused the snooker star of ‘spitting all over the floor’ after his defeat.

However, O’Sullivan was angry at his opponent’s comments and said Carter needed to ‘sort out his f***ing life’.

,[Carter] Her bullshit life needs to be sorted out,” he fumed.

“I wouldn’t walk around this anymore, tip-toeing on eggshells around a guy like that. He’s a nightmare.

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“Playing snooker against someone like that is a nightmare.

“He’s not a good person. The atmosphere he creates around the table is not good.”

“I’ve said my thing, I don’t say anything. I’ve said it now, it’s done. You know how he is, everyone knows how he is.

“He has a problem. Why does he have a problem with me? I don’t have a problem.”

“I don’t care, move some balls. I don’t say anything about any of these snooker players, about any of them.

“The more he brings it up, the more I punish him every time.

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“He’s just digging his own grave. I don’t hold any grudges. That’s it, I’ve made my point.”

He added, “She has a grudge against me. She has some problems, she needs to sort out her life, she needs to see a counselor or something.”

“He has to sort it out because I haven’t spoken to him for 20 years.

“When he was a child I used to play with him and share a lot of things with him.

“For him to come out and try to talk trash to me like that, you know what?

“He can do one of those (middle finger gesture), he can sit on it as far as I’m concerned.”

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