Muhammad Ali Hospitalized – Tha Wire [VIDEO]
According to his spokesman, Bob Bunnell, boxing legend Muhammad Ali has been hospitalized. Bunnell said in a statement on Thursday, Ali had been sick and as doctors access his condition "a brief hospital stay is expected." Ali is up in age, being 74 and he also suffers from Parkinson's disease, which can complicate things.
Ali's spokesperson told the press yesterday that the iconic boxer was being treated by his doctors for a respiratory issue and was in "fair condition." Over the last couple of years Ali has had some close calls concerning his health. CNN reports in December 2014, he fell very ill with pneumonia and was hospitalized a few months later in January 2015 with a urinary tract infection. We certainly wish him a speedy recovery.
Finally, some of the toxicology test results have been released and the Midwest Medical Examiner's Office concluded that Prince died from an accidental overdose of the powerful pain killer, Fentanyl. In case your unfamiliar, the drug is 50 to 100 times more potent than Morphine according to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.
The investigation into his death is still on going and authorities will be looking into who prescribed the drug and how the music legend got it. Meanwhile, Fentanyl, is usually prescribed by doctors for cancer treatment. However in recent years it has been blamed for causing a spike in overdose deaths here in the U.S.
As for the medical examiner's report, Prince weighed 112 pounds and was 63 inches tall when he died April 21, at the age of 57. The superstar was reportedly wearing a black cap, shirt, pants, boxer briefs and socks and a gray undershirt when discovered unresponsive in his elevator. In addition the report revealed the Fentanyl was self-administered.
That's about all we now at this time as the full autopsy and toxicology reports have not been released, the office told CNN. On this as more details become available, we will keep you posted. For more on entertainment news, tune into Tha Wire on The Peoples Station 107 Jamz every weekday at 12:50 p.m. and 3:35 p.m.