Muhammad Ali On Life Support
Muhammad Ali is in worse condition than originally expected. The boxing champ is said to be on life support for a respiratory issue and surrounded by family.
Muhammad Ali has been placed on life support — and his family fears that it “likely won’t be long until he passes away,” according to a report.
The boxing legend was hospitalized in Scottsdale, Ariz., for a respiratory issue on Thursday and insiders tell Radar Online that his loved ones are now rushing to his side because it appears his condition has worsened.
“He needs every bit of fight he’s got left to survive,” a source told the website. “Doctors are telling the family that it likely won’t be long until he passes away.”
Another source said Ali’s vitals “are terrible” at the moment and he is currently relying on medical help to breathe.
His rep told The Associated Press on Thursday that the respiratory problems that the former heavyweight champion was facing had been complicated by the Parkinson’s disease he was diagnosed with in the 1980s.
The spokesman said Ali was being treated at an unidentified hospital and was in “fair condition” and that a brief hospital stay was expected.
But it appears that things got more serious overnight.
“His children are all extremely concerned and dropped everything to be with him,” a source told The Daily Mirror. “They fear the worst.”
Ali has been hospitalized numerous times in the past, most recently in early 2015 when he was treated for a severe urinary tract infection that was initially thought to be pneumonia.
This is so sad! Prayers to the champ…