Muhammad Ali Hospitalized: Updates on Boxing Star's Status and Recovery

Tim Daniels@TimDanielsBRFeatured Columnist

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 04:  Former boxing champion Muhammad Ali attends the Norman Mailer Center 4th Annual Benefit Gala on October 4, 2012 in New York City.  (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Norman Mailer Center)
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Boxing legend Muhammad Ali is currently being treated for a respiratory issue that appears to be serious.

Continue for updates.


Latest on Ali's Condition

Friday, June 3

Lance Pugmire of the Los Angeles Times reported Ali's condition is "very, very grave." 

Pugmire added Ali's family is at his bedside as he might only have "hours" left to live. 


Ali's Daughter Laila Releases Statement

Friday, June 3

"Laila's No. 1 priority is her father's well-being," Laila's rep told ETOnline.com's Antoinette Bueno. "She truly appreciates the outpouring of love for her family, as she spends quality time with her dad."


Ali Being Treated for Reportedly Minor Condition

Thursday, June 2

ABC News reported Thursday a spokesperson for the 74-year-old former heavyweight champion said he's in "fair condition." The Associated Press added his stay in the hospital is expected to be "brief."

According to Tim Dahlberg of the Associated Press, Ali is "fighting respiratory issues that are complicated by the Parkinson's that he was diagnosed with in the 1980s."

Ali finished his boxing career in 1981 with a 56-5 record after taking part in some of the biggest fights of all time, highlighted by his battles with George Foreman and Joe Frazier.

He has remained in the spotlight in the decades that have followed, as he's fought for social causes, including racial justice.

He was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 1984. In recent years, he's dealt with more minor illnesses, such as a hospitalization for pneumonia in 2014.

In January 2015, he was treated for a urinary tract infection, which also required a hospital stay. A short time after his release, Ali was found "unresponsive" at his home and taken back to the hospital, per Christopher Bucktin of the Daily Mirror. Ali was treated in the intensive care unit and discharged.

No further information about his current respiratory issue or where he's being treated was immediately released.

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