Casey Stoner

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Casey Stoner is an Australian former motorbike racer, and winner of multiple World Champion titles, and an ambassador for Emerge Australia who lives with ME/CFS.[1]

MotoGP legend Casey Stoner reveals 'extreme' health battle

ME/CFS[edit | edit source]

Casey Stoner began suffering from ME/CFS in 2018, and has been battling the illness since.[2][3][4] In an interview in 2019 Stoner said "I realised something was wrong when golf was becoming a really physical sport for me. I’ve been on and off different tablets to try to combat that and get me through the day a little bit more.” Stoner revealed that despite being a former world champion professional motorbike racer, he was struggling to ride even as a hobbyist, saying "I don't have the energy to go out there and do that for the day, it'll put me in the couch for another week."[5]
In 2020, Stoner described living with ME/CFS as "this disease is destroying me".[6]

I started having symptoms of ME/CFS in 2018. I very quickly went downhill, started to get some severe symptoms and then struggled to get out of bed in the morning, just even [to] get to the couch.[2] — Casey Stoner, Today Show Australia, 2021
Because people can't see it, it's not a physical ailment that people can see so people aren't really taking it as seriously...they all just sort of go, you know, "you're a bit tired...get up".[2] — Casey Stoner, Today Show Australia, 2021

Talks, news and interviews[edit | edit source]

World champion Casey Stoner has explained his three-year disappearance from MotoGP after a rare sighting this weekend

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Casey Stoner Joins 'Help Cure ME' Campaign". Emerge Australia. Retrieved December 20, 2021.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "MotoGP legend Casey Stoner reveals 'extreme' health battle". Today Show Australia. October 21, 2021 – via YouTube.
  3. Churches, Marc (October 23, 2021). "'I very quickly went downhill': Casey Stoner opens up on chronic fatigue syndrome battle".
  4. "'Struggling': Battle behind Casey Stoner's devastating diagnosis". Yahoo Sports. November 7, 2021.
  5. Rust, Greg (December 4, 2019). "MotoGP™ Legend Casey Stoner reveals ongoing health battles". MotoGP. Retrieved December 20, 2021.
  6. "'This disease is destroying me': Australian MotoGP legend Casey Stoner's health battle". PerthNow. November 27, 2020.