Golf legend Jack Newton reveals the well being battle he is secretly fought for almost 30 years after he miraculously survived strolling right into a aircraft’s propeller
- Golf icon Jack Newton was identified with Alzheimer’s illness in July 2019
- The 70-year-old made wholesome way of life modifications in an effort to struggle the illness
- Newton misplaced his proper arm and eye after strolling into an airplane propeller in 1983
- His household mentioned he’s preventing arduous towards the illness and won’t quit
Australian golf icon Jack Newton has revealed he’s affected by Alzheimer’s illness and has taken up a wholesome way of life to struggle the sickness.
The 70-year-old has abstained from ingesting alcohol and smoking cigarettes for 18 months whereas exercising and taking remedy in an effort to battle the illness.
The 1978 Buick-Goodwrench Open PGA Tour champion was in July 2019 identified with Alzheimer’s, which took his father Jack Snr’s life.
Newton’s household say he’s as much as the problem and will not again down.
Golf icon Jack Newton (pictured on the Jack Newton superstar Golf Traditional on the Sunshine Coast in 2001) was identified with Alzheimer’s illness in July 2019
‘He’s been a drinker and a smoker since his late teenagers. To provide all of it away chilly turkey is unbelievable. That is his new problem,’ Newton’s son Clint advised The Day by day Telegraph.
Newton famously survived after strolling right into a Cessna airplane propeller in a rain storm at Sydney Airport in 1983, shedding his proper arm, eye and a part of his stomach.
He was in a coma for a number of days after the incident and spent eight weeks in intensive care, the place docs gave him a 50 per cent likelihood of survival.
Newton’s household mentioned he’s channelling the identical grit and willpower from the accident in his struggle with Alzheimer’s and is making wholesome way of life modifications to present him the most effective likelihood of survival.
The 70-year-old (pictured in the course of the US Masters at Augusta in 1980) has made wholesome way of life modifications in an effort to struggle the illness
‘Alzheimer’s has been thrust upon him however he’s up for the struggle. The notion of father was all the time a personality and a bloke who loved a beer and a smoke. That’s not him anymore. He nonetheless desires to be the most effective he will be for mum and his grandchildren,’ Clint mentioned.
Newton and his spouse Jacky are promoting their acreage close to Newcastle named Augusta to maneuver to Merewether for remedy of the illness.
He’s affected by quick time period reminiscence loss and struggles to finish some sentences.
Clint has taken over as chairman of the Jack Newton Junior Golf Basis and mentioned his father’s struggle is way from over.
‘I can assure one factor – he received’t quit,’ he mentioned.
Newton misplaced his proper arm and eye after strolling into an airplane propeller in 1983. Pictured: Newton in motion on the 1980 US Masters at Augusta Nationwide in Georgia