James Wade issues apology for his outburst at the World Darts Championship

Wade has apologies for his actions (credit:Lawrence Lustig/PDC)

James Wade has apologised for his conduct during his win over Seigo Asada at the World Darts Championship on Wednesday.

Wade twice came from behind deny the Japanese number one in a tie break set and reach the Last 32 at Alexandra Palace.

The three-time World Championship semi-finalist was seen to celebrate directly in his opponent's face after claiming the second set and went on to release a further outpouring of emotion at the end of the contest.

Following the match, a fired-up Wade told Sky Sports: "I did it for my son and my country.

"I dug in deep there, it's a magnificent feeling, I could have easily lost that. 

"I didn't think he had that game in him, I really didn't.

"I've lost so many games that I shouldn't have. I kept giving it to him, I wanted to hurt him because I wanted to progress."

The nine-time televised title winner, who has been open about his Bipolar disorder in recent years and is a patron of the Bipolar UK charity, issued a statement on social media on Thursday morning, apologising to Asada, the fans and the PDC.

The statement read: 

"I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely apologise for my actions last night.

"Seigo Asada is a great player and I would like to say sorry to him, the fans and the PDC.

"Anyone that has followed my professional career will know that this was very out of character for me and I am disappointed in myself with the way I acted both on the stage and in my interviews after the match.

"I was fighting a battle with myself before I even got on the stage due to a hypo mania episode which can happen to me at any time and no-one is more upset than I am about what happened.

"I would like to again apologise and hope that people can understand how remorseful I am."

Wade is looking to claim a first World Championship title and will return to action against either Jelle Klaasen or Keegan Brown on Sunday afternoon.


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