Former heavyweight has trouble walking and talking.
There has been concerns over the weekend concerning the health of former heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali after his doctor confirmed that he is struggling to leave the house as he is unable to speak as well as having significant difficulties with walking, according to the Daily Mirror.
However, despite that, his doctor, Dr Abraham Lieberman, has denied that the 72 year old’s life is in any immediate risk.
“I don’t know that he is more or less at risk than anyone else but anything can happen,” he said.
“I don’t see anything immediately that leads me to think that he is going to die in six months or a year.”
Ali has endured a gradual deterioration since being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1984 but Dr Lieberman maintains the condition will not be the cause of his death.
“People do not die of Parkinson’s. They develop trouble swallowing, they develop pneumonia, fall and bang their heads.
“His family take extraordinary care of him.”
“He is in good spirits. He has some trouble walking but, overall, for someone who has had Parkinson’s for 30 years he is doing OK.”
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