Kyle Anderson 'thought he'd not wake up' during his battle with Covid-19 last year.
The Australian, who has sadly passed away aged just 33, tested positive for coronavirus last March, before spending over four weeks in isolation on a farm in Queensland.
Although he did not need to go to hospital and showed no signs of symptoms, Anderson did not test negative for the virus until April 30, a month later.
It is unknown why Anderson was in hospital before his death this week.
“There was one time at night when I woke up and I was coughing. Then I thought to myself, and this might be morbid, am I going to wake up from this?" Anderson revealed after his recovery from Covid.
“I had a coughing fit and I thought to myself: ‘Is this it? Will I fall asleep and not wake up?’
“Thank God I woke up. It was very real for me. I was scared to the point where I didn’t know what would happen next.”
He added: "In England I'm 30 hours away but there it was 30 minutes. The hardest thing was not being allowed to get up and come to the family – by law I couldn't go out.
"It's so good to be back with them. I spend the majority of my time abroad, so to come home and spend this time with them has been great and we've got that connection back that we haven't had for a while."
Anderson has tragically passed away at the age of 33.
The Professional Darts Players association confirmed the news onTwitter .
The organisation tweeted: "So sad to wake up to the news today that Kyle Anderson has passed away, our sincere condolences to all his family and friends. He will be sadly missed."
Tributes poured in as PDC referee Russ Bray also shared the sad news.
He posted on Twitter: "I am absolutely devastated to hear Kyle Anderson has passed away.
"A nicer person you could not wish to meet. A lovely man and good friend. My thoughts are with his young family.
14-time PDC World Darts Champion Phil Taylor penned: “What terrible news to wake up to what a nice friendly man. @KyleDarts RIP pal. Thoughts go to all your family.”
The darts player also suffered from diabetes and gave up his PDC tour card earlier this year to spend some more with his family amid the pandemic.
"I have had a great seven years in the PDC but I have a new child on the way next month, so it's only fair that I give my Tour Card up so that another rising star can try to achieve their dream," he explained.
"Health-wise as well. When your health starts deteriorating, all you want to do is be with your family because you're more comfortable, you're more confident in what's going to happen.
“But with me being away, waking up with my diabetes being horrible to me, I got worried that something is going to happen here when I can't fly home, I'd have to stay here and get fixed over here. If something's going to happen, it's got to happen at home with the family."
Anderson's career began with the BDO in 2006 before switching to the PDC in 2012.
He was one of only eight players to have hit a nine-dart finish at the PDC World Championship.
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