Joost van der Westhuizenask Not Dead but in critical health condition.The family and friends of Former Springbok captain Joost van der Westhuizen is in a critical condition in hospital. Joost van der Westhuizenask have released a statement asking for the public to pray for the former Springbok player after he was rushed to hospital earlier on Saturday.The family says Van der Joost was taken to hospital and is in a critical condition.
“We ask that you all please respect the family’s 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 statement said on Facebook.
Van der Westhuizen has been struggling since 2011 when he was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease, a form of motor neuron disease.
His condition has deteriorated over the years and medical costs have continued to soar.
He is now confined to a wheelchair.
Van der Westhuizen is recognised as one of the finest scrumhalves ever. He played in 89 Test matches for the Springboks and scored 38 tries.