ME/CFS[edit | edit source]
Casey Stoner began suffering from ME/CFS in 2018, and has been battling the illness since. 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."
In 2020, Stoner described living with ME/CFS as "this disease is destroying me".
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. — 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". — Casey Stoner, Today Show Australia, 2021
Talks, news and interviews[edit | edit source]
- 2022, Aussie legend Casey Stoner reveals sad health battle - news.com.au
- World champion Casey Stoner has explained his three-year disappearance from MotoGP after a rare sighting this weekend
- 2021, 'Struggling': Battle behind Casey Stoner's devastating diagnosis - Yahoo Sports Australia
- 2020, Under the Visor: Casey Stoner Interview, Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix
- 2020, ‘This disease is destroying me’: Aussie MotoGP legend Casey Stoner opens up on health battle - Fox Sports Australia
- 2019, Stoner details fresh chronic fatigue struggle - Motorsport.com
- 2013, An Interview with Casey Stoner - Superbike
Online presence[edit | edit source]
- Casey Stoner - My ME/CFS Story - Vimeo interview for Emerge Australia
See also[edit | edit source]
Learn more[edit | edit source]
- Casey Stoner - My ME/CFS Story - video
References[edit | edit source]
- "Casey Stoner Joins 'Help Cure ME' Campaign". Emerge Australia. Retrieved December 20, 2021.
- "MotoGP legend Casey Stoner reveals 'extreme' health battle". Today Show Australia. October 21, 2021 – via YouTube.
- Churches, Marc (October 23, 2021). "'I very quickly went downhill': Casey Stoner opens up on chronic fatigue syndrome battle".
- "'Struggling': Battle behind Casey Stoner's devastating diagnosis". Yahoo Sports. November 7, 2021.
- Rust, Greg (December 4, 2019). "MotoGP™ Legend Casey Stoner reveals ongoing health battles". MotoGP. Retrieved December 20, 2021.
- "'This disease is destroying me': Australian MotoGP legend Casey Stoner's health battle". PerthNow. November 27, 2020.