Exclusive: Joost - healthy and happy

By admin
06 September 2013

The divorce abandoned and his health on the up, Joost has never been more positive

To anyone who doesn’t see him often it sounds as if he’s speaking with more difficulty than ever. His speech is stuttering, laboured and slow. So his words come almost as a shock: he’s healthy again; now he just has to recover from the damage done by motor neurone disease (MND).

Joost van der Westhuizen smiles easily and often. Today he received news that things are looking up for him – his health, after special treatment, as well as his marriage to Amor Vittone.

The 42-year-old former Springbok star is serious: after a month of treatment by Pretoria-based detox specialist Dr Anton Neethling, Joost firmly believes he’s healthy and the damage caused by MND can be reversed.

Read Alet van Zyl's article in YOU 12 September 2013

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