19 Jul, 2010 @ 10:44
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Sad trip for the hurricane

FRAIL snooker legend Alex ‘Hurricane’ Higgins has been refused life-saving treatment by a Marbella clinic.

The 61-year-old champion was declared too weak to undergo surgery for new teeth after failing medical tests on the Costa del Sol.

Higgins – who lost his teeth after intensive radiotherapy to treat throat cancer – is dangerously thin.

Following the disappointment, former bad boy Higgins was spotted drinking rum and chain-smoking in Cabopino, where he was staying at a friend’s house.

An onlooker said: “The whole week I barely saw him eat a morsel of food.

“He was quite rude and insulting to people who tried to help him. It’s sad.”

His diet consists of mashed food and the surgery was seen as a crucial step forward in Higgins’ recovery.

Higgins won two world snooker titles.

Jon Clarke (Publisher & Editor)

Jon Clarke is a Londoner who worked at the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday as an investigative journalist before moving permanently to Spain in 2003 where he helped set up the Olive Press. He is the author of three books; Costa Killer, Dining Secrets of Andalucia and My Search for Madeleine.

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