Ali found ‘unresponsive’, rushed back to hospital

Milan Ordoñez on Jan 16, 2015 10:50 AM
Ali found ‘unresponsive’, rushed back to hospital
Photo credit: Muhammad Ali Official Instagram account

MANILA – Muhammad Ali’s health has not been all well for 2015, so far.

The man who is touted as boxing’s “Greatest of All-Time” was initially hospitalized in late December for being stricken by a mild case of pneumonia.

However, Ali, who turns 73 on the 17th, was once again rushed to an undisclosed hospital early Thursday morning after an anonymous source claimed that he was “unresponsive.”

"He went to bed Tuesday night, but didn't wake up in the afternoon or evening the next day,” the source told “He was sleeping for 24 hours.”

The source adds that the former heavyweight champion was also rushed to the hospital last week after being treated for a urinary tract infection.

"They're doing tests and results may not be back until tonight,” he adds. “So for now, he's resting."

Ali also suffers from Parkinson’s disease, which is believed to have been caused by the hits to the head he as endured over the course of his 21-year career. He was diagnosed with the illness in 1984, three years after his retirement.


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