Cristiano Ronaldo’s mum has been rushed to hospital after suffering a stroke. The Juventus superstar has flown to the island of Madeira to be with his mother, after she was admitted to Dr Nelio Mendonca Hospital just after 5am on Tuesday morning.
Local media say she is “conscious and stable.” She is due to undergo new tests in the next few hours to determine her state of health.
At the start of last year Dolores revealed she was “fighting for her life” after a new cancer drama.
But in February last year ahead of a trip to Italy to celebrate her footballer son’s 35th birthday she admitted to new health problems.
She told a Portuguese TV station in a interview: “I was operated on another breast in Madrid, I’ve had radiotherapy and now I’m fighting for my life.”
One local report says she has suffered an ischemic stroke, caused by a blood clot that blocks or plugs a blood vessel in the brain – the most common type of stroke.
Cristiano’s old side Sporting Clube de Portugal have also wished Dolores a speedy recovery.
The 65-year-old mum-of-four is the ambassador of the Lisbon-based club’s foundation.
The club said in a statement: “Sporting Clube de Portugal wishes Dolores Aveiro all the best and wishes she makes a speedy recovery.”