HeadLine: JACKIE STEWART’S WIFE HAS CANCER LIKE HIS SON
The Mirror, 05/10/2001, p15
by SHAUN MILNE
MOTOR racing legend Sir Jackie Stewart yesterday revealed his wife
Helen has breast cancer.
It comes 18 months after the couple’s son Paul won his own battle with
Three-times Formula One world champion Sir Jackie said: “We are both
really confident that she is going to pull through it.”
Helen had a lump removed two weeks ago at the Minnesota clinic where
Paul, 36, was treated for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
Sir Jackie said her surgery was a success and she also had intensive
Helen, 60, who describes herself as a “professional homemaker”,
recently said watching her son’s battle for life was more traumatic
than watching her husband race.
Paul was diagnosed with cancer of the colon last year and had to step
down as chief operating officer of the Jaguar Formula One team.
Sir Jackie said yesterday: “He is in remission but there will be a
cloud hanging over us for the next four years.” He spoke as he opened a
new wing at The Priory hospital, Glasgow, which treated his brother for
Sir Jackie, 63, and Helen married in 1962. Earlier this year, he said:
“My family are everything to me. We have always been very close.”
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