Victorian Sports Minister John Eren suffers heart attack

SEPTEMBER 4 2016 – 7:10PM 

Richard Willingham

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Victoria’s sport minister John Eren has suffered a heart attack.

Mr Eren, who is the member for the Geelong-based seat of Lara, was taken to Geelong University hospital on Sunday with discomfort.

Victorian Minister for Sport John Eren has suffered a heart attack.
Victorian Minister for Sport John Eren has suffered a heart attack.  Photo: Damian White

The heart attack happened in hospital.

Premier Daniel Andrews said his “thoughts and prayers” were with “our dear friend and colleague, John Eren”.

“I offer every support and our best wishes to John, his wife Geraldine and their children during this time,” Mr Andrews said.

Australian Socceroos Coach Ange Postecoglou and Victorian Minister for Tourism and Major Events, John Eren are seen as they leave the stadium.

Australian Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou and John Eren in 2015. Photo: Getty Images

Mr Eren, who is also Minister for Veterans, Tourism and Major Events, underwent surgery to insert a stent.

He is in a stable condition and the Premier said he was expected to make a full recovery.

“John’s family would like to thank the staff at University Hospital Geelong for their professionalism and care, and asks for privacy as he recovers,” Mr Andrews said.

Mr Eren will take leave to recover.

No acting minister has been announced yet.

The 52-year old Turkish-born MP was first elected to State Parliament in 2002.

 

Source : The Age

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