Brazil great Ronaldo Luiz Nazario da Lima was admitted to hospital in Ibiza to be treated for pneumonia.
Local newspaper Diario de Ibiza said the former Barcelona and Real Madrid striker is in the intensive care unit at the private Policlinica Nuestra Senora del Rosario hospital on the Spanish island, after being taken to a public hospital on the island on Friday evening.
It is understood that the two-time World Cup winner is set to be discharged Monday, following a post on the 41-year-old’s Twitter account.
He tweeted: “Guys, I had a bad case of influenza here in Ibiza, I was hospitalised on Friday, but everything is under control! Tomorrow I get discharged and I go back home! Thank you all for the messages and affection!”
Ronaldo, who was on holiday when he was taken ill, retired from football in 2011 following a hugely decorated career that featured stints at PSV Eindhoven, Barcelona, Inter Milan, AC Milan, Brazilian sides Corinthians and Cruzeiro as well as Real Madrid, where he is a club ambassador.
The three-time World Player of the Year won two La Liga titles with Real, the UEFA Cup with Inter and lifted the World Cup in 1994 and 2002 with Brazil, also reaching the tournament’s final in 1998 where he was voted Most Valuable Player.