Gennaro Gattuso talked about his illness. The 42-year-old Italian is optimistic.
Napoli head coach Gennaro Gattuso told a news conference after the match with Torino (1: 1) that he is ill. According to 42-year-old ‘Rino’, they say that he has a little time left, but he is not going to die, and he is watching life without fear.
“I have an autoimmune disease, myasthenia gravis. For a month there were rumors that I was dying and there was little time left for life, but do not worry – I am not dying. The last few weeks have been very difficult, I am 2-3 days better, but before that 5-6 days are very hard I was tired, only a madman like me could stand up. Life is beautiful, and we have to look without fear, there is no need to hide. “I want it to happen where I lived – on the football field!” Said Gattuso.
Myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune neuromuscular disease characterized by abnormal muscle weakness and fatigue. According to studies, 5-50 out of 1 million people have myasthenia gravis.