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Last Updated: Friday, 7 May, 2004, 07:34 GMT 08:34 UK
Maradona fears allayed
Maradona
Diego Maradona's physician insists his health is fine
Diego Maradona's personal doctor has allayed fears over the Argentine legend's health.

Maradona was re-admitted to hospital on Wednesday, several days after being released following his admission with severe heart and breathing problems.

Dr Alfred Cahe described his condition as a "feeding transgression".

"He was eating too much and the exercise fatigued him, but we'll have Diego for a long while, he's still young, and he's fine."

The 43-year-old former Argentina captain is being treated at the private Suizo-Argentina clinic in Buenos Aires.

He had initially been admitted there with a swollen heart on 18 April after watching former team Boca Juniors play.

He was heavily sedated and put on artificial respiration, but decided to discharge himself after 12 days and went to stay at a country estate in General Rodriguez, near Buenos Aires.

There, he spent six days receiving friends, enjoying a barbecue and playing golf before returning to the clinic.

Photographers captured the 1986 World Cup-winning captain playing golf and driving a golf cart on a private course.

And he was reportedly paid 45,000 for a television interview in which he said he "was dying" but that fans had called him back to life.


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