Ronaldo admitted to a hospital in Ibiza for pneumonia


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No-one at the private hospital Ronaldo is now said to be a patient at could be contacted early on Sunday for comment.

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.

Brazilian World Cup victor and legendary striker Ronaldo has been admitted to an intensive care unit with pneumonia while on vacation in Ibiza, according to local reports.

It quoted hospital sources as saying he was still in intensive care but he was making good progress. No further information is now available about his condition.

Ronaldo is believed to have arrived in Ibiza for a summer break a few days ago.

In his later years he battled with overweight because of a thyroid problem.

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Ronaldo, whose full name is Ronaldo Luiz Nazario de Lima, rose to fame for his exploits as a striker for many of Europe's top clubs, as well as the Brazilian national team.

After winning everything there is to win in the game he retired in 2011.

It can be life-threatening, especially among the elderly and those with underlying health conditions.

He won two La Liga titles with Real, the UEFA Cup with Inter and lifted the World Cup in 1994 and 2002 with Brazil, also reaching the tournament's final in 1998.

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

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