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The John Hartson Story

John Hartson talks about his life and remarkable career and why he now campaigns to raise awareness of testicular cancer in young men.

A profile of 'Big John' Hartson, one of the best footballers ever to come from Wales. He talks about the night he almost died as he underwent major brain surgery, how he finally sought help for his £50,000-a-month gambling addiction, and his joy at the birth of a new baby - something he thought would never be possible following his treatment for testicular cancer. He reflects on his remarkable career - his record signing to Arsenal as a teenager - his time as a top premier league goal scorer, his move to Celtic. Now he is in demand as a commentator and pundit on Match of the Day and is a passionate fundraiser. His near death experience drives him to raise awareness of testicular cancer in young men.

1 hour

Last on

Sat 11 Oct 2014 23:15

Credits

Role Contributor
Director Justyn Jones
Producer Emyr Afan
Producer Geraint Rowlands

Broadcasts

  • Wed 11 Jun 2014 21:00
  • Sat 11 Oct 2014 23:15

Exec producer's blog: When heroes become friends

Exec producer's blog: When heroes become friends

Geraint Rowlands on getting to know John Hartson.