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Williams driver Alex Albon suffered serious breathing problems after his appendix surgery

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Williams driver Alex Albon suffered serious breathing problems after his appendectomy and was placed in intensive care but has been removed from the ventilator and will return home tomorrow

  • Alex Albon was placed in intensive care after his operation for appendicitis
  • Williams F1 driver suffered respiratory failure after procedure in Monza
  • He made an excellent recovery while in the specialist unit and will return home
  • Albon missed the Monza GP but hopes he is fit enough to drive in Singapore

Williams Formula 1 driver Alex Albon has suffered severe respiratory failure following surgery to remove his appendix after struggling with appendicitis over the weekend.

The simple surgery was performed at San Gerardo Hospital in Monza, where Albon was successfully treated for his condition.

However, unforeseen complications after the operation caused the British driver serious breathing problems which resulted in him being placed in an intensive car.

Williams driver Alex Albon suffered severe respiratory failure after surgery

The 26-year-old was intubated and transferred to the specialist unit where he was monitored.

Albon was transferred back to a general ward after making excellent progress overnight and is expected to return home on Tuesday.

An official statement on the Williams Racing website read:

The 26-year-old was placed in intensive care on Saturday after respiratory complications

The 26-year-old was placed in intensive care on Saturday after respiratory complications

After Alex Albon was diagnosed with appendicitis on Saturday morning, September 10, he was admitted to the hospital in San Gerardo for treatment.

He underwent successful laparoscopic surgery on Saturday afternoon.

‘After surgery, Alex had unexpected postoperative anesthesia complications leading to respiratory failure, a known but uncommon complication.

“He was re-intubated and transferred to the intensive care unit for support.

The Williams driver missed the Monza Grand Prix in Italy on Sunday due to appendicitis

The Williams driver missed the Monza Grand Prix in Italy on Sunday due to appendicitis

‘He made excellent progress overnight and was able to be taken out of the mechanical ventilation yesterday morning.

He has now been transferred to a general ward and is expected to return home tomorrow. There were no other complications,” Williams said.

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