Sad, by Tim Blair who has a copy of an email Matt Price sent to News Corp colleagues:
A couple of weeks back I returned from Canberra with low energy levels. Then last week – and this is perverse – I noticed my left side slightly awry writing a story on Chris Mainwaring. A trip to the GP and a CT scan proved devastating. I have several brain tumours and will undergo exploratory brain surgery on Wednesday.
There is no sugar coating this – it?s dangerous and serious. Telling the three kids has been horrific. I am distraught at the prospect of introducing cancer into their innocent teenage lives. We are entering a long dark tunnel with no guarantees.
Wishes to Matt and his family. He’s one of Australia’s better jorno’s, and is certainly one of the few columnists I’ll actively seek out and read on the odd occasion I buy the print edition of The Oz. He’s also a fairly regular guest on ABC 720 Perth as well where he’s always enjoyable to listen to.