Dominic Matteo's wife says his life-threatening brain tumour has made their marriage 'even closer'

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The woman of ex-Liverpool and Leeds defender Dominic Matteo has revealed however their matrimony is 'even closer' after a encephalon tumour near him 'fighting for his life'.

Jessica Matteo, 40, has opened up astir her husband's ongoing betterment aft being diagnosed with a rare, cancerous ependymoma encephalon tumour successful 2019, revealing that he's inactive re-learning to work and write, and struggles with their eight-year-old son's homework spellings. 

Speaking to rise consciousness astir the illness to people Brain Tumour Awareness Month successful March, Jessica said: 'I consciousness blessed that we inactive person Dom with america and that he's inactive the idiosyncratic I fell successful emotion with.'

'We've ever been adjacent and a bully team, but Dom's diagnosis has brought america adjacent person together,' Jessica, who has been with her husband, 47, for 20 years and joined since 2018, added.

However, she admits that she inactive cries erstwhile she thinks backmost to the footballer's 'massive seizure' erstwhile his tumour was archetypal discovered - and being told by doctors that Dominic would dice unless they operated instantly owed to immense unit connected his brain.

The woman of ex-Liverpool and Leeds defender Dominic Matteo (pictured together) has revealed however their matrimony is 'even closer' aft a encephalon tumour near him 'fighting for his life'

Dominic Matteo playing for Liverpool successful a lucifer against Watford at Anfield successful August 1999

Jessica Matteo (pictured left, connected her wedding day), 40, has opened up astir her husband's conflict with a rare, cancerous ependymoma encephalon tumour successful 2019, which has near him mostly incapable to read, constitute oregon drive

Speaking to rise consciousness astir the illness successful airy of March being Brain Tumour Awareness Month, Dominic's spouse said: 'I consciousness blessed that we inactive person Dom with america and that he's inactive the idiosyncratic I fell successful emotion with.' Pictured, Dominic pursuing surgery

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