Retired Brazilian striker Ronaldo is reportedly in intensive care in an Ibiza hospital after coming down with pneumonia.
The 41-year-old World Cup victor was diagnosed after falling ill on Friday and was rushed to the Can Misses Hospital on the Spanish island of Ibiza.
According to the Diario de Ibiza, he has now been admitted to the ICU of the Nuestra Señora del Rosario Polyclinic.
Ronaldo then took to his own official account on Sunday to reassure supporters and those who had sent him well-wishes, however, while confirming the trip to hospital was true.
The former Barcelona and Real Madrid star was spending a few days on holiday on the island of Ibiza when he went to the hospital at around 18:30 in the afternoon because he was suffering from chest pains.
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The paper also said that Ronaldo was still in intensive care but is making good progress.
He has played for Barcelona, Real Madrid, Inter and AC Milan in Europe and his career ended with Brazilian side Corinthians in 2011.
Since retirement, however, he has battled thyroid problems and gained significant weight. He represented his country in three World Cups, including the 2002 edition, when Brazil won its fifth tournament title. Tissue swells, and it can cause coughing and breathing difficulties.
He picked up the Ballon d'Or award for the best player in the world in 1997 and 2002.