'Bomber' given all clear
Last Updated: September 13, 2012 7:13pm
Chris Harris: Has suffered heart scare
Britiain's Grand Prix star Chris Harris has revealed how he suffered a heart scare last month.
'Bomber' was taken to hospital for checks after being left concussed in a crash at Wolverhampton on August 13, when doctors discovered the Cornishman had an irregular heartbeat.
Having lost his father Cedric to a heart attack in 1998, Harris was ordered to undergo an MRI scan to check for any underlying problems.
The rider, who scored five points in the FIM Scandinavian SGP on Saturday, admits it has been a stressful time as he waited for the results.
And, after a turbulent year on and off the track, Harris breathed a sigh of relief as he got the all-clear.
"When I crashed at Wolverhampton the other week, I had a concussion, went to the hospital and sorted that out. But then they thought I had a problem with my heart not beating properly, so we had that too," Harris told speedwaygp.com.
"That has been playing on my mind and it has been a worry. But funnily enough, I had the all-clear on Saturday, so the old ticker is fine.
"Given the family history I've got with my Dad passing away, they were worried because it wasn't beating properly when they put me on the monitor.
"It was just an irregular heartbeat. It happens to people, but you don't know you've got it.
"I was in the tunnel (for an MRI scan) and had a day in hospital doing that. I've had a lot of tests and it's a good job it has come back clear. I've been trying to blank it out, but it does play on your mind, especially when you are waiting for results.
"I've been waiting for the results for the past few weeks. It was nice to get that all-clear before the meeting."