Amor: I long for what we had


She doesn’t easily admit something’s wrong but when Amor Vittone slipped on Easter Monday and fell down the stairs at her home the truth finally dawned on her.

After four years of increasing stress, first when her marriage to former Springbok Joost van der Westhuizen was thrown into crisis, then when he was diagnosed with a terminal illness, her body and spirit finally gave in.

“I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety,” the singer says candidly. “I had to summon the courage to see a psychiatrist. But now I know that acknowledging I’m prone to depression and that things just became too much for me doesn’t make me weak or less of a mother.”

Read Danél Blaauw's article in YOU 11 July 2013

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