pneumonia that was caught early and should result in a short hospital
stay, an Ali spokesman said Saturday night.
According to Daily Mail,
the three-time world heavyweight champion, who is battling Parkinson’s
disease, is being treated by his team of doctors and is in stable
condition, said his spokesman, Bob Gunnell.
‘He went into the hospital this morning,’ Gunnell said in a phone interview.
‘He has a mild case of pneumonia and the prognosis is good.’
Gunnell declined to say where the 72-year-old Ali is hospitalized.
No other details are being released due to the Ali family’s request for
privacy, he said.
Ali appeared in public in September to attend a ceremony in his
hometown of Louisville for the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards. He did
Ali retired from boxing in 1981 and devoted himself to social
causes. He traveled the world on humanitarian missions, mingling with
the masses and rubbing elbows with world leaders. Ali received the
Presidential Medal of Freedom from President George W. Bush in 2005.