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Jonas Gutierrez Reveals Why He Made Public His Fight Against Cancer

6 years ago
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Speaking to Argentine Cable news channel Todo Noticias, Jonas Gutierrez has said that he doesn’t want to say whether Newcastle United were ‘good or bad’ in terms of dealing with him and his fight with cancer.

Jonas does though say that he was very hurt when he was told to look for another club after surgery.

Explaining why he decided to make his health problems public, the Newcastle winger said that it was once people started asking where his hair had gone.

Gutierrez explaining that though he did not mind telling people the cause, he thought it best to go public so that he wouldn’t have to tell people one after the other.

As always, very best of luck Jonas from everybody at The Mag.

This is what Jonas had to say over in Argentina, as related by Sky Sports;

“I don’t want to say if they (Newcastle United) were good or bad, I can’t judge them.”

“What I can say is that it hurt me very much when they told me to look for another team after I had the surgery. I had been at the club for five years – that was tough.”

“I am very happy for what the Newcastle fans did, and thankful to the supporters of [intlink id=”47760″ type=”post”]Velez Sarsfield[/intlink] and Almagro.

“I am also thankful to all the people linked to football because I have received very nice messages from them. All of this gives me more strength not to give up.

“Many players of the national team gave me a call. Ezequiel Lavezzi and Martin Demichelis knew about my situation since the moment that I underwent surgery. Javier Mascherano, Lionel Messi and Pablo Zabaleta have also given me their support.”

“Everyone on the streets was asking me why I didn’t have hair anymore, as I always had long hair.

“That put me in a difficult situation, not because I didn’t want to tell but because I didn’t want to tell my story to everyone one after the other.

“Since the moment I decided to make it public, I feel much better. I am free and calmer.”

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