Maxman Posted December 2, 2011 Share Posted December 2, 2011 Fears for Muhammad Ali as boxing great is 'taken to hospital after falling unconscious' By Mark Duell Last updated at 2:29 PM on 2nd December 2011 It has emerged that boxing legend Muhammad Ali was taken to hospital after falling unconscious at home just days after his frail appearance at a funeral for Joe Frazier. Ali was last seen in public at a Philadelphia service for his fellow heavyweight champions on November 14, but was attended to be ambulance teams five days later. The call came from the 6,000 sq ft estate he shares with wife Yolanda in Paradise Valley, Arizona. Boxing great: Muhammad Ali was last seen in public at a Philadelphia service for Joe Frazier on November 14, but a woman called 911 for him five days later The 69-year-old has suffered from Parkinson’s disease for 27 years and was taken to Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center, according to reports from Star magazine and RadarOnline. ‘The victim started to pass out in the car and when they got him into the house he fell unconscious,’ a Paradise Valley Police spokesman said. ‘The 911 tape was filled with details of prescriptions and medical details about the victim who was suffering from an on-going medical condition.’ It has not been revealed what Ali was treated for or how long he spent at the hospital – but he has now recovered. Future worries: Fears were raised about his health after he appeared very frail at a two-hour service in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, last month Ali spent the Thanksgiving weekend across the other side of the U.S. in Las Vegas, Nevada, with his family, reported Star. A source close to Ali told Star he has had various medical specialists in Phoenix so the family must have ‘really been scared’ to have called 911. Fears were raised about his health after he appeared very frail at a two-hour service at the Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, last month. Reverend Jesse Jackson asked mourners to rise and clap for champion Frazier, who handed Ali his first loss in 1971. Competition: Muhammad Ali hits Ron Lyle, left, with a hard right to the chin during the title bout in Las Vegas, Nevada, in 1975. Lyle died last Saturday A weak and trembling Ali, wearing a dark suit and sunglasses, rose from his seat at the service and energetically applauded his rival ‘Smokin' Joe’. Ali’s relatives and friends have told Star he may only have months left to live, but still enjoys spending time with his grandchildren. Widely-seen as the best sportsman of all time, Ali was born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr in Louisville, Kentucky, and won an Olympic gold in 1960. Ali married his fourth wife and childhood friend Yolanda in 1986 and they have had one son, Asaad. In total Ali has seven daughters and two sons. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/boxing/article-2069163/Muhammad-Ali-taken-hospital-falling-unconscious-home.html#ixzz1fOMj19lK Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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