RONALDINHO has revealed his beloved mum is preventing for her life after falling unwell with coronavirus.
The Brazil legend, 40, requested for followers to wish for Miguelina Eloi Assis dos Santos after she was admitted to intensive care in hospital.
Ronaldinho has revealed his beloved mum is in intensive care after falling unwell with CovidCredit score: Icon Sport – Getty
The 71-year-old is being handled at Mae de Deus Hospital within the southern Brazilian metropolis of Porto Alegre.
Writing on Twitter, Ronaldinho – who examined constructive for Covid-19 on the finish of October – stated on Twitter: “Expensive mates. My mum has Covid and we’re preventing for her to recuperate.
“She is in intensive care and is receiving all of the care she wants.
“I’m grateful on your prayers, your constructive power and the love you’ve all the time proven. Keep robust, mum.”
Whereas he was beneath house arrest at a luxury hotel in Paraguay over a fake passport scandal earlier this 12 months, Ronaldinho admitted the very first thing he would do after being freed can be to ‘give my mum an enormous kiss’.
He added: “She’s been experiencing a tough time of it because the begin of the coronavirus disaster.”
In 2013, the two-time winner of the Fifa World Participant of the Yr award admitted he got here near quitting soccer when his mum’s life was at risk due to most cancers.
He was taking part in for Flamengo when she fell unwell in 2012.
Ronaldinho has thanked followers for his or her ‘prayers and constructive power’ after his mum was taken to intensive careCredit score: AFP – Getty
After she recovered, Ronaldinho admitted: “When my mum fell unwell, I stated I wouldn’t be capable of stick with it taking part in.
“I believed the time had come to cease and care for her.
“Everybody gave me energy. I skilled quite a lot of issues and it was actually tough however the followers had been by facet.
“They took a flag along with her face on it to the stadium and hugged me.”
Miguelina bought cosmetics door-to-door in Ronaldinho’s native Porto Alegre when he was a baby however later studied to change into a nurse.
The previous footballer’s dad Joao de Assis Moreira, who drowned in a swimming pool accident when Ronaldinho was simply eight, was a shipyard employee and footballer.
The Brazilian star needed to self-isolate for 2 weeks earlier this 12 months after testing constructive for Covid following his arrival within the Brazilian town of Belo Horizonte to participate in a promotional occasion.
Ronaldinho practically stop soccer in 2012 after his mum fell unwellCredit score: Getty Photos – Getty
He and his brother Roberto de Assis Moreira flew again to Brazil on the finish of August after a compelled keep of practically six months in Paraguay.
Their return to Brazil got here 24 hours after they had been instructed they might not be placed on trial over a pretend passport scandal after their lawyer struck a cope with state prosecutors which was rubber-stamped by a choose.
Roberto was freed with a felony document after pleading responsible to utilizing a false doc and being given a suspended jail sentence.
The siblings had been ordered to pay round £153,000 in compensation, with Ronaldinho having to pay £68,000 of the full and his brother the remaining.
Ronaldinho and his brother had been arrested on March 6 after coming into Paraguay to launch a web based on line casino and a ebook with doctored passports falsely displaying they had been naturalised Paraguayan residents.
The passports had been issued to 2 ladies earlier than being modified.
The previous footballer spent his fortieth birthday in jail earlier than he and his brother had been allowed to maneuver to the four-star Palmaroga Lodge within the Paraguayan capital as a part of a home arrest deal.