Flu-hit Ronaldo reassures his fans
– Retired Brazilian striker Ronaldo said yesterday he is in hospital with a “bad flu” on the Spanish holiday island of Ibiza but told fans he will be out in a day.
“Guys, I had a bad case of flu, but everything is under control! Tomorrow I’ll be discharged and I’ll go home! Thank you all for the messages and affection!” he tweeted.
The 41-year-old, widely considered one of the world’s best-ever players, was admitted to the intensive care unit of the Can Misses Hospital on the island on Friday afternoon where he was diagnosed with pneumonia, local daily newspaper Diario de Ibiza reported.
Ronaldo is a regular visitor to Ibiza, where he owns a house.
He scored 62 times in 97 internationals, including both goals when Brazil beat Germany 2-0 in the 2002 World Cup final. – AFP