John Henderson admits he’s “worried” for the health of his NHS hero wife during the coronavirus crisis.
The Huntly star, like the rest of the darts circuit, is stuck at home working hard on the practice board during the UK lockdown.
But Hendo, 46, has revealed that he fears for his missus Veronica working on the frontline as a Theatre Co-Ordinator at the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.
He said: “Obviously it’s a worrying time for everyone. Veronica is still going to work every day as per usual.
“It’s naturally a lot more hectic for her and the risks are higher. She books in all the surgery to be done and that’s been complicated because of ops being cancelled and stuff.
“I am worried about her, but I always am. This is a fairly normal situation for any frontline NHS worker to be honest.
“Right now the entire population has woken up to the NHS workers being heroes, but they are every day of the week, every week of the year. They are used to dealing with the hardest cases on a day to day basis.
“So life isn’t a great deal different in that respect. We have obviously discussed the risk of the virus but nothing stops Veronica, she just gets on with it. That’s always the attitude of NHS staff, they just have this incredible Dunkirk spirit.
“I’m extremely proud of her and all the NHS. It’s at times like that everyone appreciates what they do, but people should do all year, every year not just during this crisis.”
Cult hero Hendo also admits that he is sticking rigidly to Government guidelines to protect his own health as a diabetes sufferer.
He added: “It’s not just about me, everyone needs to stay safe. I have to be very careful because I fall into the vulnerable category.
“I am doing as I’m told with one bit of exercise a day when I walk Veronica to work. The rest of the time I’m just on lockdown at home.
“I’m doing far more practice than I usually do. Normally I do two or three hours a day, I’m doing up to twice that at times.
“I think the general belief is that when we do get back to the Pro Tours, every player will be hitting 115 averages because they’ve been bored and practising so many hours a day for so many months!
“All I do is practice because daytime TV is dreadful. There’s also no sport to watch, no football, life is rubbish without sport.
“I just clean the house and practice. Sadly I’m rubbish at cooking, I should maybe train to be better during this time. I’m a dab hand at a Pot Noodle, but that’s about it!”