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Buzz Aldrin Evacuated From The South Pole After Falling Ill But Is Now In Stable Condition

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Buzz Aldrin hospitalized but improving.

UPDATE 5:15 P.M. EST: Buzz has shared to his Instagram account updating fans on his status:

EVACUATION TO CHRISTCHURCH NEW ZEALAND - 1915 UTC Thursday 1st December. The evacuation flight for Buzz Aldrin has successfully landed at Christchurch, New Zealand and he has been transferred to hospital for examination. He is currently has fluid in his lungs but is responding well to antibiotics and being kept in overnight for observation. His condition is stable and his manager, who is currently with him, described him being in good spirits. We would like to offer our sincere thanks to the team at the American National Science Foundation for accommodating Buzz and his manager on one of their flights from the South Pole to New Zealand via McMurdo. There will be further updates when additional information is available.A photo posted by Buzz Aldrin (@drbuzzaldrin) on Dec 1, 2016 at 12:48pm PST


Get well soon, Buzz!

Buzz Aldrin has reportedly fallen ill and had to be evacuated from the South Pole on Thursday, where he had been on a trip with a group of people he dubbed "Buzz's Polar Penguins."

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The former astronaut and second man to step on the moon took ill during the journey, which he had documented several days ago on his social media account.

South Pole here I come! #antarctica #WhiteDesert #GYATAntarcticaA photo posted by Buzz Aldrin (@drbuzzaldrin) on Nov 28, 2016 at 11:30pm PST

After he was flown to New Zealand for treatment, tourism group White Desert released this statement regarding Aldrin's condition:

"The evacuation flight for Mr Buzz Aldrin has successfully landed at Christchurch, New Zealand and Mr Aldrin is being transferred to hospital for examination. He currently has fluid in his lungs but is responding well to antibiotics and being kept overnight for observation. His condition is stable and his manager, who is currently with him, described him being in good spirits."

That's so good to hear, and we hope he only keeps improving!

Knowing him, he'll probably be back at the South Pole as soon as doctors give him the go-ahead!

[Image via WENN.]

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