JAMES WADE has released the following statement in relation to his William Hill World Darts Championship game with Seigo Asada on Wednesday evening.

Wade said:
"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."