UK time is: 04:29:39
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

John Hartson Diagnosed With Cancer

Vital Swansea would like to wish John Hartson the very best in his recovery after being diagnosed with testicular cancer which has also spread to his brain.

We have been shocked to hear the news today and our thoughts and feelings are with John and his family at this very difficult time.

John Hartson's love for Swansea City is obvious, having often expressed his desire to play for his hometown club before he retired, but he never got the opportunity to play at the Liberty Stadium.

The former Welsh international striker will now undergo a lengthy course of radiotherapy and chemotherapy in his battle to recover from the illness, and we wish him the very best.

John Hartson's family has released the following statement:

'All the family, and John's friends, are doing all we can to support him and praying that he will make a full recovery.

'John is getting excellent care from the oncologists at the hospital as he begins his treatment.

'John is a family man and we appreciate all the messages of support we have already received.'


Hartson also expressed a keen desire to take over from Roberto Martinez as the club's new boss, saying he'd 'walk over hot coals' to manage the Swans.

From Vital Swansea and Swansea City fans everywhere, we wish you all the very best in your recovery from cancer.

Swansea City has also published an article on the Official site offering their full support and best wishes to John.

You can view it here




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



For the very latest Championship odds

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: KevinE Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday July 13 2009

Time: 4:21PM

Your Comments

All the best Big John!
Jackman2006
Horrid form of cancer too, best of luck... You may not have played for Swans specifically but our thoughts are still with you.
OriginalXOR
He was true Jack and he would have loved to played for the Swans. All the best John. Our feelings go out to you and your family.
KevinE
Get Well Soon John xx
mumblesjack98
Very sad indeed.
tomog
battle thru it john we know u can.
peteo
best wishes John!
g4nty
Best wishes John. Hope you will soon be back to good health.
willow
Your a fighter mate and here is another battle WIN IT all the very best fellow JACK
taylor2078
get well soon big man.
james,jackarmy
My god, hope you get well soon John
cyjax
Good luck john hope you get through this
swans11
Very sad news, all the best John, I hope you come through this well, we are all thinking about you
GThomas
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Articles

Archived Articles

List All Vital Swansea City Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Newcastle 1 - 2 Swansea
Swansea 0 - 1 Chelsea
Hull City 1 - 0 Swansea
Swansea 3 - 0 Norwich
Arsenal 2 - 2 Swansea
Everton 3 - 2 Swansea

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
10. Stoke 35 11 11 13 -10 44
11. Crystal Palace 35 13 4 18 -13 43
12. West Ham 35 10 7 18 -10 37
13. Swansea 35 9 9 17 -4 36
14. Hull City 33 10 6 17 -6 36
15. Aston Villa 34 9 8 17 -14 35
16. WBA 33 6 15 12 -11 33

Breaking League News

Monk's Reaction After Vital Newcastle Win
Swansea : 19/04/2014 22:00:00
Pardew: We Should Have Won Against Swansea
Swansea : 19/04/2014 21:56:00
Mel - A Good Week Of Training
WBA : 19/04/2014 21:24:00
Finishing Annoys Pochettino
Southampton : 19/04/2014 21:05:00
Duo In PFA Nominations
Southampton : 19/04/2014 20:53:00
Pulis - We Don't Get The Credit We Deserve
Crystal Palace : 19/04/2014 20:34:00
Ole - Soft Penalty Galvanised Us
Cardiff : 19/04/2014 20:12:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Do you want Garry Monk as the next permanent manager?
Suggested By:  
Yes 34%
No 66%