Diego Maradona turned 60 on Friday. (Michael Lewis/FrontRowSoccer.com Photo)
Diego Maradona has been hospitalized.
The Argentine soccer legend reportedly was taken to the Ipensa clinic in La Plata, which is about an hour from Buenos Aires, according to Reuters and ESPN Argentina.
It is not believed to be related to COVID-19.
Maradona, who celebrated his 60th birthday Friday, coaches Gimnasia y Esgrima in Argentina.
According to reports, Maradona was admitted to the hospital to undergo tests after he said he was feeling poorly for awhile. He will be held under observation for several days.
Maradona was the main reason why Argentina captured the 1986 World Cup has he had a hand – literally – in just about all of the team’s goals in Mexico. The Argentines finished second at Italia 90.
In 2004, Maradona was hospitalized with heart and respiratory problems that were related to his long battle with drug addiction. Maradona was thrown out of the 1994 World Cup because he used a drug cocktail. He has undergone two gastric bypass operations to control his weight.
Maradona also has received treatment for alcohol abuse.
He also fell ill at the 2018 World Cup, where he was filmed passing out in an executive box at the Argentina-Nigeria match.