Juventus and Chelsea hero Gianluca Vialli has revealed that he has recovered from pancreatic cancer after undergoing a gruelling 17 months of chemotherapy.
Vialli – who joined Chelsea from Juventus in 1996 and became player-manager two years later – has told of his relief to have been given the all clear after tests did not detect any further sign of the illness.
“I am fine,” Vialli said in an interview with Italian outlet La Repubblica.
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“In December I finished 17 months of chemotherapy, one cycle of eight months and another of nine. It was difficult, even for someone as tough as me, both physically and mentally.
“The tests showed no sign of the illness. I am happy, even if I say that under my breath to be on the safe side.
“Regaining my health means seeing myself in the mirror again, seeing the hair grow, not having to draw eyebrows on with a pencil. In that respect, I feel very fortunate…
Source: Complete Sports