Aston Villa Captain Stiliyan Petrov Fighting Back, Acute Leukemia Now In Remission

Alan Duffy

2nd, August 2012


By Alan Duffy

Amidst all the gobshite Tweeters, alleged racists and wantaway money-grabbers, news that Stiliyan Petrov’s acute leukemia is in remission is a shot of much-needed good news.

The Villa captain was diagnosed with the disease only back in March, but today Aston Villa released the wonderful news that the 33-year-old Bulgarian was winning the fight.

Here’s the statement in full

It is with great delight that the club can confirm on behalf of our long-standing captain, Stiliyan Petrov, that Stan’s acute leukaemia is in remission.

Stan would like to take this opportunity to express his deep gratitude to the medical staff who have looked after him so well since his condition was diagnosed just over four months ago.

He also wishes to place on record again his profound sense of appreciation for the

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