Cairns off life support after successful surgery

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New Zealand cricket large Chris Cairns is disconnected beingness enactment and is recovering successful a Sydney infirmary aft undergoing exigency bosom surgery.

Cairns reportedly suffered an aortic dissection - a teardrop successful the body's main artery - and required a brace of operations.

After initially having country successful Canberra, wherever helium resides with his family, Cairns was past transferred to St Vincent's infirmary successful Sydney for different procedure.

The 51-year-old volition stay successful infirmary arsenic helium recovers, but has been capable to pass with his loved ones, according to his lawyer, Aaron Lloyd.

Cairns was a mainstay successful some New Zealand's Test and One Day sides passim the 90s (Getty)

"I'm pleased to counsel that Chris is disconnected beingness enactment and has been capable to pass with his household from infirmary successful Sydney," Lloyd said successful a connection connected Friday.

"He and his household are thankful for each of the enactment and good wishes from everyone, and for the privateness they person been afforded. They petition that this continues arsenic they absorption connected his betterment moving forward."

News of Cairns' betterment volition beryllium good received by the cricket world, who were sent into daze erstwhile quality initially broke of his life-threatening condition. His erstwhile teammate Chris Harris described the concern arsenic "absolutely devastating".

Cairns, the lad of Black Caps fable Lance, played 62 Test matches, 215 ODIs and 2 T20s for New Zealand betwixt 1989 and 2006.

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