Lee Johnston confirms blood disease diagnosis to fans

Lees Johnston has revealed on his YouTube channel that he is being treated for ankylosing spondylitis

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ISLE of Man TT and BSB racer Lee Johnston has revealed that he is being treated for the disease ankylosing spondylitis, a condition that causes inflammation in the joints and spine and extreme fatigue.

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Johnston revealed the news on his YouTube channel while he was taking his viewers through a day in the life of a TT winner.

He starts the video by confirming that he’s not made an update to the channel recently as he’s been ill, although later on in the video confirms the condition he has been diagnosed with.

“I've got all the right medication now, but I was in quite severe pain for a period of time,”

“I'm lucky enough that the doctors found it pretty quickly. I've to take injections for the rest of my life but we are hoping his is going to be the way forward.”

The news will come as a shock to many, especially given Johnston’s recent form in the BSB last season, particularly in the SSP600 class where he was one of the only riders able to get close to eventual champion Rory Skinner.

On racing on in 2021, Johnston confirmed he would ‘play it by ear’ with regards to further outings, we assume that means for both road racing competitions and the BSB.

Everyone at Visordown wishes Lee well with his treatment and hopes to see him back on the bike soon,

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