4 december 2000
John Whitaker in Hospital
Stockholm, 4 December 2000
John Whitaker is in hospital in Sweden after suffering a suspected brain haemorrhage. He was in Stockholm for a showjumping competition with his wife Claire when he collapsed. It is believed that he underwent emergency surgery when he was rushed into hospital last Friday and was in a very serious condition.
John had been due to appear at the Stockholm show alongside his two older children, Robert and Louise. He is currently ranked 13th in the FEI/BCM World Riders Rankings.