Muhammad Ali Home After Hospitalization
Muhammad Ali is back home and recovering from a hospitalization after he fell into an unconscious state in his Phoenix-area home.
According to a report from USA Today, the boxing legend was taken to the Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center on Nov. 19 after someone at his residence made a 911 call saying Ali had slipped into a state of unconsciousness.
Ali suffers from Parkinson's Disease, but it's unknown if that was related to his hospitalization. The details of his stay and treatment aren't known, but his wife said he is home now, recovering well.
"He is home and well, for a person who has had Parkinson's since the 1980s. He may not be going in the direction you or I like, but no one is on alert. That's the truth," said Lonnie Ali, as quoted by USA Today.
She told reporters he plans to be in Louisville come January for a 70th birthday celebration.
Two of Ali's peers from boxing's heyday passed recently. Ron Lyle, who fought Ali for the heavyweight title, died last Saturday. Ali's all-time rival Joe Frazier, who beat Ali in the 1971 'Fight of the Century,' died Nov. 7 at the age of 67. Ali's hospitalization came just five days after he attended his competitor's funeral.