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One of the top favorites for this years World Championships, Lee Chong Wei, has just announced, that he won’t appear in Nanjing when the WC kicks off next week. Health issues are holding the Malaysian out.

In a statement given by BAM today, Lee Chong Wei is suffering from a respiratory related disorder. This means, that the Malaysian superstar has been forced to withdraw fro the World Chmapionships.

“We regret to announce that Datuk Lee has informed BAM that he is unwell and suffering from a respiratory related disorder. His doctor has advised him to rest and undergo treatment.

During this period of recovery, we ask the public and the media to respect the privacy of Datuk Lee and his family.

We pray for his speedy recovery and look forward to welcoming him back at the Academy Badminton Malaysia,” says the official statement from BAM.

This a huge blow to Malaysian Badminton, as Chong Wei has showed great form lately, for instance by winning his 12th Malaysian Open title.

Along with the withdrawal from the WC comes also a withdrawal from the Asia Games, which Lee Chong Wei also unfortunately has to skip due his health issues.

We wish him a speedy recovery and hope to see him back on court soon.

Source: The star.

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