JOOST TWEETS: I’M NOT PLACED ON OXYGEN, I’M FINE AND STILL GOING STRONG

Saturday, January 21st, 2017

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JOOST TWEETS: I’M NOT PLACED ON OXYGEN, I’M FINE AND STILL GOING STRONG

The former rugby player thanked everyone for caring but emphasised he was ‘fine and still going strong’.

A report surfaced on Friday that former Springbok player Joost van der Westhuizen was reliant on oxygen for his survival.

YOU reported that Van Der Westhuizen, who has motor neuron disease, has been reliant on oxygen for some time, but the news was kept quiet in a bid to protect his two children.

But on Friday afternoon, a post on the Joostvdwesthuizen @9Joost Twitter account aimed to dispel news that he had been placed on oxygen, saying that he was “fine and still going strong”.

The initial report surfaced after a number of fans, friends and supporters of Van der Westhuizen took to social media over the past few days to say they were keeping him in their thoughts.

The Joost van der Westhuizen Supporters Page on Facebook posted the following message on Friday:

Please spare a thought for the Springboks great Joost van der Westhuizen.
It's said that he has been placed on oxygen #Rugby #Joost

Posted by Joost van der Westhuizen – Supporters PAGE on Friday, January 20, 2017

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