Thompson: My heart is filled with gratitude

Tuesday 16 April 2024 09:24

Former Manchester United youth-team player Joe Thompson says his heart is filled with gratitude following a huge response to the news of his ill health.

In an emotional interview that aired last Friday morning, the MUTV pundit revealed he has cancer for a third time and is currently undergoing treatment. 

A proud husband and father, 35-year-old Joe is aiming to raise £250,000 to cover the costs of his ongoing treatment and to potentially discover the root cause of his recurring illness.

In case you missed it, we invite you to watch the interview in full here…
Thompson's message after cancer diagnosis Video

Thompson's message after cancer diagnosis

Academy product and MUTV regular Joe Thompson has some sad news - and an important message - to share with fans...


During his candid interview with Zarah Connolly, Academy alumni Joe admits he is reaching out for help in his time of need. 

“I have been in regular contact with the club,” he said.

“They have offered things that they might be able to help me with during my protocol and hopefully after, in the rehab phase. 

“People don’t know the power of the message or a voicenote, or a phone call. 

“It doesn’t have to be long, but we have got to a point where it has got really tough, and it is a bit of a cry or a call for the cavalry.”

Amazingly, over £70,000 has been donated since last Friday’s announcement and Thompson has shared a message of thanks via his official Instagram account. 

“The response has been crazy, absolutely blown my mind,” wrote Joe.

“I just wanted to say a huge thank you, my heart is full of gratitude! My family feel supported and heard.”