World Championship snooker 2021 - '10 grams of cocaine' - Jimmy White on defeats to Stephen Hendry
Jimmy White continues to play professional snooker into his fifties and will welcome fellow veteran Stephen Hendry back to the table when the pair meet in the World Championship next week. White gave an interview detailing his drink and drug use at the height of his fame, something he believes held him back against Hendry.
Jimmy White has discussed his drug and drink use - "10 grams of cocaine and four bottles of Jack" - which he believes gave his rival Stephen Hendry an advantage during the heyday of their famous snooker rivalry.
The pair are due to play on Monday, April 5 in the first round of qualifying for the World Championship as they renew hostilities, though the pair remain friends away from the table.
White faced Henry four times in World Championship finals in the years 1990-94, and won none of them, losing one from 17-17 in the best-of-35 showdown and another when 14-8 ahead. His struggles against the Scot were partly to blame for his failure to land a single world title, with the Whirlwind making six finals in total at the Crucible.