Mark Selby’s Wife Illness: What We Know
Recent reports about Mark Selby’s wife Vikki Layton’s illness have drawn widespread public attention and many fans of MBE player are showing their support during this challenging time. Here we will cover what we know about Vikki Layton’s condition.
The Career of Mark Selby
Mark Selby MBE is an English professional snooker player and four-time World Snooker Champion who is considered one of the greatest players ever. Beginning professional snooker at age 16, Selby has won four World Snooker Championships, three Master Championships and two UK Championships since his professional debut in 2007. Additionally, in 2007 Selby participated in his inaugural World Championship Final but was defeated by John Higgins; during this career he boasted 22 ranking triumphs making him one of the eight-highest tournament winners ever.
Vikki Layton’s Health
Vikki Layton remains alive in 2023; however, her husband Mark Selby recently shared details about his struggle with mental health. Selby admitted to suffering a “relapse” of depression that began to impact his performance on the snooker table; following a defeat at Barry Hawkins in quarterfinals play-offs, Selby went public about his condition and acknowledged its effects.
The Impact of Trauma
Mark Selby’s childhood may have contributed to his mental health challenges. As an only child, his father passed away due to cancer when he was 16 years old; then at 8 years old his mother left him, which likely had an adverse impact on his psyche.
About Vikki Layton
Vikki Layton does not disclose her exact age, however based on photographs she is likely in her mid-30s. Prior to marrying Mark Selby 11 years ago and starting their family together she competed in two snooker events between 2003 and 2004: WEPF Ladies World Championship in Blackpool and European Championship in Jersey respectively.