Scott Mitchell’s dreams of stardom in the Lakeside World Darts Championships may have been thwarted by illness.
He said: “I must have just got my insulin levels wrong. I was dizzy and just felt wrong.”
England international Mitchell made it to the second round in his fourth attempt after beating Scotland’s Mark Barilli.
He was helped from the venue to his room and recovered later in the evening.
He added: “It’s a shame after trying so hard. The highs and lows in this game are so big – especially when they come so close together.
“But I won’t give up trying and will be back again.”