Andrew “Joey” Johns thought he was having a heart attack

NRL legend ­Andrew “Joey” Johns reportedly thought he was having a heart attack, after cracking his sternum in a surfing accident.

Joey had been riding the waves at Lennox Head this week when he came off his board – but he didn’t see a doctor.

The next evening he woke up in excruciating pain and was rushed to the Prince of Wales Hospital according to News Corp.


He is expected to be released from hospital on Monday.

“He was sore when it happened but was OK to drive home,” Johns’ older brother Matty said.

He said it wasn’t until his brother was in bed on Thursday night “and rolled over that he got all this shocking pain”.