Former World Heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali was released from hospital in time to celebrate his 73rd birthday at home with his family.
There was concerns that Ali would have to spend his birthday in hospital after he was found unresponsive in his home.
His millions of fans around the world have been fearing about the health of the self proclaimed ‘greatest of all time’ after he was just released from hospital after fighting off a Urinary tract infection.
Message from daughter
His daughter Maryum Ali relayed all fears after posting a picture of the three time World Champion at home as a family spokesman said: 'He's home and resting and glad to be out of the hospital. greatly appreciates the outpouring of support and continued well wishes.’
Ali cheered on Louisville’s Cardinals Basketball team on his big day as they faced Duke Universities Blue Devils.
Since retiring from boxing in 1981 Ali was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease which has seen him vastly reduce his public appearances over the years.
His latest visit to hospital was his third in as many months after he failed to attend the premiere of the film ‘I am Ali’ after he was unable to speak.
Rasheda Ali-Walsh another one of Ali’s daughters spoke of her delight after he was released. ‘My daddy is a strong man,' she said. 'He's so resilient and we're all very grateful and blessed.’
Due to his fragility and ailing health the Rumble in the Jungle fighter spends a lot of time at his house in Arizona with his wife and carer Lonnie.