Fortunately, Muhammad Ali is in better shape now, but his family had a scare when the former heavyweight champ of the world was rushed to the hospital on Novemeber 19th, just 5 days after attending Joe Frazier's funeral.
According to authorities, Ali slipped out of consciousness in the Arizona home he shares with his wife and 911 was called, as a spokesman for the local police explained:
"The victim started to pass out in the car and when they got him into the house he fell unconscious. The 911 tape was filled with details of prescriptions and medical details about the victim who was suffering from an ongoing medical condition. The police department transferred the call to the Fire Unit who sent paramedics."
The 69-year-old, who suffers from Parkinson's disease, was taken hospital and treated for an unknown period of time, but sources say he was able to enjoy Thanksgiving in Las Vegas with his family.
What ever happened, it must have been an absolute emergency because an insider revealed:
"He has many medical specialists in Phoenix in his life — some that are renowned doctors in Parkinson's and other fields that have even become close friends with him and the family. So for the family to call 911 for help — they must have really been scared."
Let's hope his condition is not as serious as that grim quote suggests and he'll be fighting Parkinson's for year and years to come.
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We're so sorry to hear about this.
Boxing legend Joe Frazier is seriously ill with liver cancer and is being treated at a hospice in Philadelphia.
The 67-year-old was the first fighter to defeat Muhammad Ali while defending his World Champion title in the 1971 "Fight of the Century" at Madison Square Garden.
Smokin' Joe Frazier went on to
Muhammad Ali is gearing up to float like a butterfly and sting like a bee in a court room soon.
The former heavyweight champion of the world is suing a married couple for selling him a defective mansion in 2006!
Upon moving into their Louisville, Kentucky home, the boxer and his wife Yolanda discovered an array of damages including a leaky roof, leaky chimney, mold, and structurally defective decking.
The Ali's are suing for unspecified damages because they believe the sellers KNEW the problems existed and purposely deceived them!
Conning one of the greatest fighters of all time? We admit that takes some ballz, but it is still NOT COOL!
If these allegations are true, we hope Muhammad Ali and his wife get the compensation they deserve.
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Muhammad Ali has a beef with Iran.
The boxing legend is calling for the country to release two American hikers that have been held there for nearly two years.
On Tuesday he led a prominent group of US Muslims to appeal for Iran freeing Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal, who were taken into custody on the Iran-Iraq border. They are charged with espionage.
Former boxers be getting involved with geo-political affairs!
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