John Hartson has offered an update on former Celtic teammate Liam Miller.
It was confirmed to the public last month that Miller, a former Irish international, has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, and has since flown home to Cork from the US to undergo chemotherapy treatment.
The news was greeted with an overwhelming number of messages of support from Miller’s former clubs, teammates and well-wishers. In among those was Hartson, himself a survivor of testicular cancer in 2009.
Hartson took to Twitter again on Tuesday following a phone conversation with Miller – and while he didn’t go into much detail about what was discussed with the former Cork City and Manchester United midfielder, he spoke of the 36-year-old’s frame of mind as he battles this illness:
Just off the phone to Liam Miller.. he has a big fight on his hands,and is feeling determined and battling hard through this horrible period of his life. We send him our prayers and strength, and hope that Liam can get back to a normal way of life.
— John Hartson (@JohnHartson10) December 19, 2017
Hartson will undoubtedly continue to help Miller as best he can, having battled and overcome cancer himself almost a decade ago.