Health problems are not to blame for even our greatest athletes.
In 2021, some legends had to be inspired by the fighting spirit shown in their careers to start the fight against this disease.
She had cancer coming back
The “Blonde Devil” received a lot of bad news in October 2020 when he learned of a recurrence of his lung cancer. The 70-year-old, who is still an important ambassador for Montreal Canadians, has been weakened by radiation and chemotherapy treatments, but has happily and humbly accepted the honors bestowed on him in recent months.
In October, the statue of Mr. Laughlur was unveiled in Quebec and the No. 4 he wore during his junior run in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League was retired.
Among other greats in Hubs history, things are getting better for former defender Guy Lapoint, who is recovering from his tongue cancer. At the same time, Yvonne Lambert revealed in her book submitted in November that she was being treated for skin and prostate cancer in 2021.
He must get off the radio
On October 19, former New York Islanders Maverick Mike Bassi was diagnosed with lung cancer. Kubeser had to temporarily retire from his duties as an analyst for the TVA Sports Network in order to receive appropriate treatment.
Reduced to 10 seasons in his career due to spinal problems, Bassi has won the Stanley Cup four times. He is the only player to have nine consecutive campaigns of more than 50 goals.
Back to the hospital
Another Brazilian soccer player who is battling cancer is Pele. The man who is considered by many to be the best football specialist underwent surgery for a colon tumor in September.
Pyle, 81, updated on his condition in November, assuring him he was getting better every day. However, he had to be re-admitted to Albert-Einstein Hospital in Sవోo Paulo in December to continue his treatment. According to information from the agency France-Press, he is “stable”.
A few months ago, the Brazilian spent ten days in intensive care, struggling to breathe.
Jason de Tullio
Very serious cancer
Jason de Tullio is certainly not a big star like the other legends mentioned above, but CF Montreal’s assistant coach Quebec is big on a metropolitan level.
The man, who has been part of the company’s staff since 2011, was diagnosed with stage 4 glioblastoma in June, following a traumatic trauma. This form of brain cancer is very aggressive and the 37-year-old already has two operations.