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Former Real Madrid player, Ronaldo rushed to hospital

Former Real Madrid player, Ronaldo rushed to hospital

Staff at both hospitals refused to give an update on the 41-year-old's health for privacy reasons when contacted by Diario de Ibiza.

Respected island daily, Diario de Ibiza, said he had asked for a transfer to a private hospital called Clinica Nuestra Señora del Rosario, just before midnight on Friday.

At the time, the Brazilian managed to handle the indisposition humorously with his trademark smile via tweet from his hospital bed saying: "Good morning to all those who began the New Year with dengue".

Ronaldo is believed to have arrived in Ibiza for a summer holiday a few days ago before he fell sick. The hospital could not immediately be reached by Reuters for comment.




He has played for Barcelona, Real Madrid, Inter and AC Milan in Europe and his career ended with Brazilian side Corinthians in 2011. He has suffered since the end of his career with a thyroid problem that has caused him to gain a lot of weight, and back in 2012 he contracted Dengue fever and was admitted to hospital.

He won his first cap for Brazil as a 17-year-old and went on to score 62 goals in 97 worldwide appearances, including both goals when Brazil beat Germany 2-0 in the 2002 World Cup final. It can be potentially life-threatening if severe and is particularly unsafe for the elderly or those with pre-existing conditions.

He picked up the Ballon d'Or award for the best player in the world in 1997 and 2002.


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