Former Springbok player Joost van der Westhuizen is off to court to prevent the publication of a book about his relationship with Amor Vittone.
The high court in Pretoria will hear an application on Tuesday by former Springbok rugby player Joost van der Westhuizen to prevent the publication of a book about his marriage to TV personality Amor Vittone.
It was reported last week that Ferdi Hartzenberg, Van der Westhuizen's attorney, said the health of his client, who has advanced motor neuron disease, could be adversely affected by the publication of the book, written by journalist Gavin Prins.
He said publisher Random House Struik's secrecy surrounding its content had forced him to approach the court to halt publication.
The book, with the working title Joost and Amor – Agter die Skerms (Behind the Scenes), was set for publication in early October.
It was reported in August that Van der Westhuizen would move back in with his ex-wife Vittone and their two children.
According to IOL News, in an interview with Heat magazine, Vittone revealed that her previously estranged husband will be moving back into their home permanently.
"I’m busy transforming the kids’ playroom into a bedroom for him. Joost can’t get up the stairs anymore, so we want to make it as easy for him as possible," she told Heat.
"Doctors have told us that he will soon need to go on pipes to get oxygen, which means that he won’t move around as often." – Sapa