Anthony Gobert Receiving End-Of-Life Care In Australia

Anthony Gobert Receiving End-Of-Life Care In Australia

© 2024, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc. By David Swarts.

Former racer Anthony “The Go Show” Gobert, age 48, is currently hospitalized with an undisclosed illness in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, and is receiving end-of-life care, according to his family.

The following was posted by Gobert’s middle brother, former racer Aaron Gobert, Wednesday on Facebook:

“It is with sadness that we have to announce that Anthony is currently hospitalized in palliative care and is in the final stages of his life following a short illness – please be aware that we will provide any available updates in due course. During this difficult time, the videos of Anthony being distributed during what has been an extremely troubled period of his life are deeply concerning, however, on behalf of Anthony, we must thank his many supporters from throughout his racing career.”

Anthony Gobert won Supercross and Superbike Championships in Australia, won seven World Superbike races, won 11 AMA Pro Superbike races, and took six top-10 race finishes in the 500cc GP World Championship. And he did so in flamboyant style that garnered him many fans worldwide.

Away from the track and TV cameras Gobert was kind, generous, and very funny.

Gobert last raced professionally in the Australian Superbike Championship in 2007.

One year later, Gobert was charged with two counts of “stealing” and served time in prison.

Throughout his life Gobert struggled with alcohol and drug abuse. In 1997, Gobert lost his ride with the Suzuki factory 500cc Grand Prix team after failing a drug test, and in more recent times, Gobert’s substance abuse led to legal problems and him becoming homeless.

We will post more information as it becomes available.

 

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