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5 Jan, 2019 02:57

Maradona feeling 'well' after brief hospitalization for internal bleeding

Maradona feeling 'well' after brief hospitalization for internal bleeding

Football icon Diego Maradona has been discharged from hospital in Buenos Aires, where he was admitted earlier on Friday with internal bleeding. The 58-year-old all-time-great underwent several checks, his lawyer said.

The news of Maradona's stint in hospital sparked concerns among fans for the Argentine football legend, known for his extravagant lifestyle and fragile health.

Maradona was released later the same day after undergoing some tests, which reportedly included an endoscopy.

Maradona's daughter, Dalma, tweeted that her father was doing okay and "is going home soon."

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"For those who were really worried about my dad I can tell you that he is well," she wrote.

Reuters reported, citing a source, that Maradona's condition was not serious and posed no danger to the World Cup winner's life.

He was holidaying in Argentina and was scheduled to arrive in Mexico by Saturday, where he has been coaching second division club Dorados de Sinaloa since 2018. It was expected that Maradona would appear at the team's first game of the season on Saturday.

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News of the worrying health scare came shortly after Maradona's agent, Matias Morla, confirmed that the legendary midfielder would coach the team for a second season.

Health problems have plagued Maradona since he retired in 1997. During a dramatic World Cup match between Argentina and Nigeria in Russia last June, Maradona felt unwell and was assisted from his seat and treated for low blood pressure.

He then assured fans that he was merely suffering from neck pain.

In 2000, Maradona suffered a heart attack due to a cocaine overdose, and another one in 2004.

In 2007, he checked into a rehabilitation clinic struggling with alcohol abuse.

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