LATEST VIDEO

Friday, 04 August 2017 07:48

Oscar Pistorius released from hospital after fears he had suffered heart attack in prison

Written by Independent
Rate this item
(0 votes)

Share this with your friends

Submit to FacebookSubmit to Google PlusSubmit to TwitterSubmit to LinkedIn
Oscar Pistorius has been released from hospital in Pretoria, South Africa, after being rushed in following fears he had suffered a heart attack in prison.

The disgraced Paralympian, a double amputee who won six Paralympic gold medals to earn the nickname ‘Blade Runner’, was taken to Kalafong Hospital after reportedly suffering from chest pains.

Personnel at the Atteridgeville Prison, where Pistorius is currently serving a six-year sentence for the killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day in 2013, initially though the 30-year-old had suffered a heart attack.

Pistorius was brought into hospital by armed guards at about 8am on Thursday morning but was later released at 2pm.

Family spokesman Johan van Wyk told South African website citizen.co.za that the former athlete was “okay”, but could not comment further until he had spoken to his uncle Arnold Pistorius.

Singabakho Nxumalo of correctional services said: “We can state that offender Oscar Pistorius was taken to an outside hospital facility this morning for a medical examination, and is expected back in the facility later today [Thursday].” It is the second time Pistorius has been rushed to hospital in the last 12 months, having been taken in after sustaining injuries to his wrist in August of last year, which authorities said he told them he did falling out of bed.

Pistorius was transferred from the Kgosi Mampuru II Prison to the Atteridgeville Correctional Centre last year as the facility was better equipped to accommodate him.
WATCH: Team USATF’s press conference for the IAAF World Championships Press Conference


Send us your stories

logo

You can reach us via phone, email and website.
Or send us some message through our Contact Page.

200a Pentonville Road, London, N1 9JY
+44 (0)7961 169 933
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Looking for work?

Nuffin' Long TV has some of the most exciting opportunities around whether you’re a school leaver, a graduate or still studying. We perform at elite level with some of the greatest men and women in sports & entertainment. Click here for more info.

Become a partner

We produce and develop content from all elite sports, in all formats, across all digital platforms. As a digital content and media group, We specialise in connect brands with fans with a variety of media properties to engage a mass audience wherever they are and on whatever platform they choose, to generate new revenues for our clients. Click here for more info.

 

UKA Logo  thevoicelogoben tv

 


Top