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John Hartson Diagnosed With Cancer

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

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Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Monday July 13 2009
Time: 4:21PM

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All the best Big John!
Jackman2006
13/07/2009 16:26:00
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Horrid form of cancer too, best of luck... You may not have played for Swans specifically but our thoughts are still with you.
OriginalXOR
13/07/2009 16:29:00
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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
13/07/2009 16:33:00
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Get Well Soon John xx
mumblesjack98
13/07/2009 16:44:00
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Very sad indeed.
tomog
13/07/2009 16:59:00
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battle thru it john we know u can.
peteo
13/07/2009 17:36:00
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best wishes John!
g4nty
13/07/2009 17:49:00
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Best wishes John. Hope you will soon be back to good health.
willow
13/07/2009 18:14:00
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Your a fighter mate and here is another battle WIN IT all the very best fellow JACK
taylor2078
13/07/2009 19:00:00
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get well soon big man.
james,jackarmy
13/07/2009 20:39:00
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