Ronaldo in hospital in Ibiza with pneumonia

Ronaldo health latest: Brazil legend in Ibiza hospital with pneumonia | Daily Star

The 41-year-old former Ballon d'Or victor was rushed to hospital after feeling chest pains on Friday in Ibiza and according to local news outlet 'Diario de Ibiza' is now in intensive care.

A few hours later, according to 'Diario de Ibiza', Ronaldo asked to be released from the public hospital so he could be admitted to the private clinic, Nuestra Señora del Rosario.

Hospital sources have said he is still in intensive care but making good progress.

This story will be updated when more information on Ronaldo's condition is known.

Ronaldo owns a house in Ibiza and is a regular visitor to the island.

Retired Brazilian striker Ronaldo said Sunday he is in hospital with a "bad flu" on the Spanish holiday island of Ibiza but reassured fans that he will be out in a day.

He scored 62 goals in 98 games for Brazil, as well as being a prolific scorer for some of Europe's elite clubs.

He is no stranger to illness, however.

Pneumonia affects the lungs and is caused by bacterial infection. It can be potentially life-threatening if severe and is particularly unsafe for the elderly or those with pre-existing conditions.

During his career, the World Cup victor also played for Cruzeiro, PSV Eindhoven, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Corinthians.

It comes just weeks after the two-time World Cup victor was in Russian Federation to open the 2018 tournament, appearing on screen with the official ball and taking part in a passing routine with a local child.

Here's hoping that he can make a speedy recovery.

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