Ronaldo admitted to intensive care

13 August, 2018, 13:30 | Author: Elena Meyer
  • Ronaldo health latest: Brazil legend in Ibiza hospital with pneumonia | Daily Star

However, the two-time FIFA World Cup victor admitted that he was rushed to the hospital in a social media post on Sunday as reported by the Mirror.

The 41-year-old is now being treated in the intensive care in Ibiza after being struck down by pneumonia.

Brazil World Cup victor Ronaldo is in intensive care in Ibiza suffering from pneumonia.

The newspaper's sources said the ex-footballer was still in intensive care, but was making good progress.

The former Barcelona forward provided a medical update on social media on Sunday afternoon, saying he went into hospital on Friday suffering from a bad bout of flu. "Thank you all for your love and your messages!"

The former Real Madrid, Inter Milan and Barcelona striker is a regular visitor of the island, where he owns a holiday home.

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Pneumonia is swelling of the tissue in one or both lungs and is usually caused by a bacterial infection.

He is believed to have arrived in Ibiza for a summer break a few days ago.

The crowning achievement of his career was his display in the World Cup final in 2002.

Symptoms - which include a cough and difficulty breathing - can develop suddenly over 24 to 48 hours.

Ex-footballer Ronaldo has been taken into intensive care in an Ibiza hospital, according to reports. It can be potentially life-threatening if severe and is particularly risky for the elderly or those with pre-existing conditions.



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