Ronnie O'Sullivan's management team, 110sport, have issued a statement confirming that he will play in the Saga Insurance Masters at Wembley Arena.
In it, he is quoted as saying: “I can’t reverse (what happened in) York and what is done is done. Everything I did there felt right at the time. Unfortunately it caused grief for all concerned.
“But some - including former players -have had their say in the media and gone overboard which is a real disappointment to me. To be honest, it even made me question whether I want to be part of it.
“It also made me wonder whether they have got a problem with what happened, or whether they’ve just got a problem with me in general.
“But I am not going to go around brown-nosing and sucking up to certain individuals because they think differently from me and the majority of other people who might understand my situation.
“In York I had personal problems which upset me and my frame of mind. I have discussed those with Lee Doyle (his manager) and Sir Rodney Walker (Chairman of World Snooker) and no-one else – and I don’t intend saying anything else on the matter to anyone.
“What I will say is that if I ever feel the same way again, or I am ever in that position again, I would pull out of the match or the tournament in advance rather than be scrutinised the way I have been.”