We're really hoping Muhammad Ali pulls through.
While we previously reported Ali's recent hospitalization for a respiratory issue wasn't so serious, apparently that's NOT the case. Now sources close to the champ claim his condition is worsening due to his Parkinson's Disease, an issue he has struggled with since the 1980s.
Even though we don't have any official word from the icon's family, the Associated Press claims M.A.'s current state is incredibly frightening for his family members — and that this stay is way worse than his previous hospitalizations.
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Radar Online even went as far to claim that Ali is near death!
The insider went on to allege:
"Doctors are telling the family that it likely won't be long until he passes away. He needs every bit of fight he's got left to survive."
Ugh, so scary.
As for the athlete's longtime Parkinson's doctor, he chose not to confirm nor deny the report:
"I can't really say much more than what's in the papers."
Well, whatever is going on, we wish Muhammad and his family the best. We can't imagine how hard this must be for the boxer's loved ones.
Stay strong, Mr. Ali.
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