Friday, April 06, 2007

Maradona sent to loony-bin

Argentinean soccer hero Diego Maradona was forcibly admitted to a psychiatric hospital last week where he is being treated for health problems related to alcohol abuse, overeating and smoking. Doctors have said he is being treated for withdrawal from alcohol and for a hepatitis condition blamed on excess alcohol consumption.

Maradona isn’t enjoying life without booze and has been shouting at doctors to let him out of the hospital. To keep him under control doctors are keeping him sedated during day and have barred visits from relatives.

This isn’t Maradona’s first visit to the hospital. He was admitted in 2000 and 2004 because of health problems owing to his years of cocaine addiction.

It’s sad to see such an icon fall to ruin. This guy eats and drinks as much as David Wells and probably snorted more coke than Darryl Strawberry and Doc Gooden combined. But what’s really a shame is to see a former world-class athlete obscenely overweight and unable to string two words together. Kind of like Ali. Only he doesn’t wet his diapers.

1 comment:

Screaming Viking said...

I didn't even recognize him. He looks like the latin Ron Jeremy now.