Muhammad Ali diagnosed with pneumonia

2014-12-21 10:07

Boxing legend Muhammad Ali is in stable condition after being hospitalised with a "mild" case of pneumonia, says his spokesperson Bob Gunnell.

The 72-year-old Ali was admitted yesterday and isn't expected to remain in hospital long, said Gunnell.

"He was admitted earlier this morning and because the pneumonia was caught early, his prognosis is good with a short hospital stay expected," he said.

Gunnell said Ali is being treated by a "team of doctors" but did not go into detail or say where Ali was admitted.

Ali appeared in public in September when he attended the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards in Louisville, Kentucky where he keeps a home.

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