Maradona releases statement explaining the exact reason why he was in such poor health 3 years ago

Maradona releases statement explaining the exact reason why he was in such poor health

The icon is on the mend but one of his vices came back.

Thankfully, Diego Maradona is currently in good spirits after the football icon suffered a health scare following Argentina's 2-1 win over Nigeria.


If you were watching the game, it was hard to miss the World Cup winner in the stands as he was seen dancing with a Nigerian fan, unveiling a large banner of himself, giving two finger salutes and sadly, looking very worse for wear.

In fact, various videos have circulated which show the former Napoli, Boca Juniors and Barcelona attacker needing medical help and assistance as he was escorted out of the stands.

In the early hours of Wednesday morning (locally), Maradona posted to Instagram to let his fans know that all was well.

He later elaborated on the reason why he looked in such bad health, wine.

"I want to tell everyone that I am fine, that I am not (sic), neither was I interned. In the halftime of the game against Nigeria, my neck hurt a lot and I suffered a decompensation. I was checked by a doctor and he recommended me to go home before the second half, but I wanted to stay because we were risking it all. How could I leave? I send a kiss to everyone, thanks for the support!," he said on Instagram.


The former Argentina manager also released a statement to the journalist Daniel Arcucci, urging him to share it on social media.

"I swear on the lives of my mum, my grandson Benjamin and my son Dieguito Fernando’s life that nothing happened. At the end of the first half we went to eat. I like red wine and there was white wine. Where we were they were only serving white wine. Yes, we drank all the wine, but now I’m talking to you and I’m telling you the truth," he said.

Aside from his highly publicised cocaine addiction, Maradona has also frequently suffered from alcohol addiction and abuse.

In 2015, he was admitted to a hospital in Buenos Aires for alcohol addiction and abuse. He has also previously spent time in a mental health in a bid to fight alcoholism.

Aside from this, he was also hospitalised in 2000 and 2004 for heart attacks that were due to cocaine overdoses.


Here's his statement in full.

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