Joost and Ruben hospitalised in separate incidents

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :In the news on 29 Jun 2009 at 12:57
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Former Bok captain and 1995 World Cup star, Joost van der Westhuizen was reported to be in a Johannesburg hospital after collapsing at his home after the Springboks’ win over the British and Irish Lions on Saturday.

Van der Westhuizen’s publicist Bridget van Oerle confirmed that the former scrumhalf had been admitted to hospital but said that rumours of a heart attack or stroke were unfounded.

In an unrelated incident, van der Westhuizen’s former teammate, Ruben Kruger was also hospitalised and is in a critical condition following a car accident on Saturday.

Kruger, who recently had a brain tumour removed, was on his way home from the Loftus Test when he lost consciousness and smashed into several cars before his vehicle ended up in a ditch.


  • Get well soon gents!!!

  • Comment 1, posted at 29.06.09 13:21:57 by wpw Reply
  • Joost in hospital with a heart attack.You know what, im not going to go there

  • Comment 2, posted at 29.06.09 14:05:19 by Claytie Reply
  • @Claytie (Comment 2) : yeah – rather not.

    Ruben is more worrying, though. Sounds like they didn’t get the tumour sorted, if he’s blacking out behind the wheel. Shit, I hope his wife and kids are ok.

  • Comment 3, posted at 29.06.09 14:13:19 by robdylan Reply
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  • Comment 4, posted at 29.06.09 14:41:26 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 4) : 😆

    Wish Ruben a speedy recovery.

  • Comment 5, posted at 29.06.09 14:44:51 by Worcestershire Sauce Reply
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  • And within hours of Van der Westhuizen and Kruger being taken to hospital,Blue Bulls Company chief executive Barend van Graan was admitted to Little Company of Mary Hospital suffering from chest pains.

    Not a good weekend…

  • Comment 6, posted at 29.06.09 14:47:25 by Rahul Reply

  • @robdylan (Comment 3) : apparently wife and kids only had ‘slight injuries’

  • Comment 7, posted at 29.06.09 14:49:22 by Rahul Reply

  • A speedy recovery to all.
    Ruben Krugers must have been terryfing for his family, apparently he blacked out while driving, with his foot pushing down on the accelerator causing the car to continually accelerate unill colliding into some other vehicles.

  • Comment 8, posted at 29.06.09 14:59:05 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Rahul (Comment 7) : thank the Lord for that.

    @Rahul (Comment 6) : oh no, really? Jeepers…

  • Comment 9, posted at 29.06.09 15:00:03 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Rahul (Comment 6) :

    And mean Mr Mustards one guy suffered a heart attack on Saturday night and passed away…

  • Comment 10, posted at 29.06.09 15:01:40 by Prof. Ice Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 9) : And he was released with low salt levels 😕

  • Comment 11, posted at 29.06.09 15:02:35 by Rahul Reply

  • @Prof. Ice (Comment 10) : 😯 😯

  • Comment 12, posted at 29.06.09 15:03:12 by Rahul Reply

  • Michael Jackson died last week. 🙄

  • Comment 13, posted at 29.06.09 15:03:17 by wpw Reply
  • @wpw (Comment 13) : Old news… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 14, posted at 29.06.09 15:07:30 by Rahul Reply

  • @wpw (Comment 13) :

    So did farrah Fawcett – my idol Charlies’ Angel..

  • Comment 15, posted at 29.06.09 15:16:28 by Prof. Ice Reply
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  • Comment 16, posted at 29.06.09 15:18:47 by klempie Reply

  • @wpw (Comment 13) : If there are 4 things I love ,its the Jackson 5

  • Comment 17, posted at 29.06.09 15:43:29 by Rahul Reply

  • @klempie (Comment 16) : sensitive and subtle as always… easy when you can hind behind your screen name and a long piece of wire.

  • Comment 18, posted at 29.06.09 15:45:29 by robdylan Reply
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  • Prayers for the dudes and their families…

  • Comment 19, posted at 29.06.09 16:01:28 by blackshark Reply

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