Muhammad Ali Rushed to Hospital


Dec. 2 2011, Updated 10:35 a.m. ET

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Boxing legend Muhammad Ali slipped out of consciousness at his home and was rushed to the hospital and released in time to celebrate Thanksgiving with his family.

The 69 year-old legend has been battling Parkinson's disease for 30 years but according to RadarOnline, several sources indicated he was rushed into a hospital on November 19. Paramedics and the police confirmed a 911 call was in Arizona. She indicated an elderly man was unconscious. A spokeperson for the Healthcare Osborn Medical Center indicated, "The victim started to pass out in the car and when they got him into the house he fell unconscious." Star Magazine broke the story and indicated the 911 tape was filled with details about the medical details of the victim who was "suffering from an ongoing condition." The Paradise Valley Fire Department told the magazine by the time an ambulance arrived, an independent company took the patient from the house to the hospital. It's unclear as to whether or not Muhammad was treated for at the hospital as well as how much time he spent there. He's recovered and spent Thanksgiving with his family in Las Vegas. The hospitalization actually happened five days after he appeared at the funeral of former heavyweight champ Joe Frazier. Looking frail and wearing a dark suit with sunglasses, he rose from his seat and clapped for "Smokin' Joe," who knocked out Muhammad for his very first loss. Apparently he held hands to get assistance getting in and out of the church. A source indicated, "He's not in a good way." In a recent interview, his daughter Laila told Star the incurable illness has sadly taken over. "He has good and bad days," she said. "It's a progressive disease and it's something we both have to deal with. But he still gets out and he loves people. He has a lot of grandkids and he adores them."  

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