Maradona hospitalized

Former world soccer star, Diego Maradona has been admitted to hospital in Argentina and he is to be under observation after undergoing tests, having said to be feeling poorly for sometime now.

Penpushing reports that, the 60 year old who is considered to be one of the famous players in the world was reportedly taken to the Ipensa clinic in La Plata, about an hour from Buenos Aires, while source said his ailment is not related to coronavirus, as he had tested negative.

The former Napoli, FC Barcelona and Boca Juniors player who won the World Cup with Argentina in 1986, last appearance in public was during his 60th birthday last Friday before his side’s league match against Patronato.

Penpushing further reports that, the controversial footballer during the ‘God hands’ goal at world cup tournament was presented a plaque and a cake to celebrate his birthday but left the venue early because he was said to look unhealthy.

The former striker has suffered frequent periods in hospital over the years, often due to the extravagant lifestyle which accompanied and followed his playing career, and was also admitted to hospital in January 2019 with internal bleeding in the stomach.

Penpushing also reports that, Maradona fell ill at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, where he was filmed passing out in an executive box during the Argentina versus Nigeria game, and in 2004 was taken into hospital with severe heart and respiratory problems linked to cocaine use.

The former soccer player later underwent drug rehabilitation in Cuba and Argentina before a stomach-stapling operation in 2005 helped him lose weight, while in 2007 he checked himself into a clinic in Buenos Aires to help him overcome alcohol abuse problems.

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