AFL legend Jason Akermanis questions if wife’s breast cancer diagnosis is linked to her Covid jab


AFL legend Jason Akermanis opens up his wife’s shock cancer diagnosis – as he wonders if it was related to the Covid jab: ‘It happened straight after’

  • Akermanis’ wife Megan Legge, 43, underwent a double mastectomy last month
  • Akermanis said he wondered if her cancer was related to her recent Covid jab
  • AFL star said she was otherwise fit and healthy, and didn’t drink alcohol 
  • ‘It happened straight after she had the Covid jab, and she felt a lump,’ he said 

Footy legend Jason Akermanis wondered if his wife’s recent breast cancer diagnosis was linked to her Covid vaccination.

The Brownlow medallist’s wife, Megan Legge, 43, underwent a double mastectomy two weeks ago and will likely have to receive radiation down the track.

Akermanis said he believed his wife was low-risk due to the fact she doesn’t drink alcohol and is fit and healthy.

‘It happened straight after she had the Covid jab, and she felt a lump,’ Akermanis told the Herald Sun.

Former AFL star Jason Akermanis has questioned if his wife’s recent diagnosis of breast cancer is linked to her Covid vaccination

The Brownlow medallist's wife Megan Legge, 43, underwent a double mastectomy two weeks ago and will likely have to receive radiation down the track

The Brownlow medallist’s wife Megan Legge, 43, underwent a double mastectomy two weeks ago and will likely have to receive radiation down the track

‘It’s not spreading, and it’s self-contained, so she felt the safest option is a double mastectomy, and she’ll undergo rebuilding in two to three months.’

Daily Mail Australia does not suggest a link between the Covid jab and breast cancer.

Ms Legge had discovered the lump about a month ago, with her husband saying she was ‘recovering well’.

The ex-footballer has been by his wife’s side at their home in Brisbane, which they share with their three daughters, aged four, 14 and 17.

Ms Legge had discovered the lump about a month ago, with her husband saying she was 'recovering well'

Ms Legge had discovered the lump about a month ago, with her husband saying she was ‘recovering well’

The ex-footballer (pictured in 2009) has been by his wife's side at their home in Brisbane that they share with their three daughters, aged four, 14 and 17

The ex-footballer (pictured in 2009) has been by his wife’s side at their home in Brisbane that they share with their three daughters, aged four, 14 and 17

Akermanis played 325 AFL games and booted 421 goals during his 16-year career between 1995 and 2010.

The four-time All-Australian won three AFL premierships from four grand finals for the Lions in 2001, 2002 and 2003.

 The 45-year-old now works as a real estate agent and auctioneer in Brisbane. 

He was known for his trademark spiky blond hair and dark goatee during his AFL career, but has adopted a more professional look for his latest career.

The father of three retired from the AFL in 2010, before pursuing a professional golf career.

But he didn’t have much luck on the green, admitting on 3AW radio in 2019 that he’d been banned from several golf clubs.

The four-time All Australian won three AFL premierships from four grand finals for the Lions in 2001, 2002 and 2003

The four-time All Australian won three AFL premierships from four grand finals for the Lions in 2001, 2002 and 2003

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