Joost van der Westhuizen rushed to hospital

By Kirstin Buick
04 February 2017

The rugby legend is in a critical condition.

Joost van der Westhuizen is in a critical condition in hospital, his J9 Foundation confirmed.

"The family and friends of Joost ask that you all pray for Joost. He was taken to hospital earlier today and is in a critical condition," the organisation shared on Facebook.

We ask that you all please respect the families time at the moment.

When we have updates we will let you know for now we ask that we all bow our heads in prayer."

The former Springbok scrumhalf, has been fighting motor neuron disease since 2011.

Recently, Joost's family told YOU the 45-year-old  was dependent on oxygen for survival.

Read more: Joost’s friends and family devastated as it emerges rugby legend is now on oxygen

The family opted to keep the news quiet for the sake of his children, Jordan (12) and Kylie (10), whom he had with singer and presenter Amor Vittone.

Read more: ‘It’s hard to see him like this’: Joost gets a visit from his first wife

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