Maradona Headed To Rehabilitation Clinic For Alcohol Addiction

Argentine football legend Diego Maradona was discharged from hospital on Wednesday and taken to a recovery clinic to be treated for alcohol dependency.

This is coming eight days after undergoing a successful surgery to remove a blood clot on his brain.

However, alcohol withdrawal symptoms kept him in hospital for longer.

“The good thing is that Diego is together, Diego is solid,” his lawyer, Matias Morla, said.

Maradona was admitted to the Ipensa clinic in Buenos Aires last week with anaemia and dehydration.

Only a few close friends will be allowed to visit the 60-year-old at the rehabilitation clinic.

“Diego has gone through perhaps the hardest time of his life,” Morla said earlier Wednesday, adding it was a “miracle” that the clot “which could have taken his life, was detected.”

“What is needed now is family togetherness and being surrounded by health professionals,” said Morla. “With the doctors and his family, Diego will be as he should be: happy.”