Diego Maradona is back in hospital

BUENOS AIRES - Former football star Diego Maradona, 46, has been taken to hospital.

BUENOS AIRES - Former football star Diego Maradona, 46, has been taken to hospital.

Maradona, who led his team to victory in the 1986 World Cup and is revered in his country, has suffered from health problems in the past.

He has battled both his weight and an addiction to cocaine. He has also been in hospital twice with heart problems.

No reason was given for his admission, but the hospital said it was "not linked to his addiction to drugs".

The statement issued by the Guemes Hospital said Maradona was suffering from "an imbalance" and was undergoing tests.

"He's staying, he's staying... his life is not in danger," said his personal doctor Aldredo Cahe, speaking outside the hospital.

His two daughters, Dalma and Giannina, were seen arriving at the hospital a few minutes after he was admitted. - BBC

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