• Soccer: Maradona dies

  • Last minute. Football commotion: "I've lost a great friend"

Long before the cardiorespiratory arrest that took away the last heartbeat and sigh of

Diego Armando Maradona

, the soccer star had other health problems.

Colic, hypertension, bypass surgeries, drug addiction problems, overweight ... Excesses and addictions were the origin of them.

Maradona had overcome his addiction to hard drugs years ago.

But he continued to consume alcohol, medicated with tranquilizers and anxiolytics.

Three weeks ago, he entered an emergency clinic in the city of La Plata, where he was operated on for a

hematoma on the brain


His admission was for other reasons.

According to his lawyer, Matías Morla, he was experiencing


when the bruise was detected.

The hospitalization was then attributed to a "withdrawal condition."

After his admission to La Plata, in which he was operated without complications, he exhibited a recovery that considered a new chapter in his clinical history to be settled.

In fact, the recovery of the 'Ten' had amazed the doctors after that last scare with his delicate health.

Maradona turned 60 on October 30 on a day that more than a party sowed concern in the Albiceleste country, seeing his idol very deteriorated.

And it is that 'Diego' could hardly walk alone in the tribute that the Gymnastics and Fencing coach received on the grass, a brief act that quickly returned him to his home.


isolation due to the



had also been generating great


, without directing his team, without news of Maradona for months more than on social networks.

Diego's other health scares

In 2000, Maradona was admitted to La Barra Polyclinic in Punta del Este (Uruguay) with a critical condition, related to

cocaine use


After saving death for the first time, the '10' settled in

Cuba to rehabilitate from addictions


In 2004, at the age of 43, Diego was hospitalized again, this time in the Argentine capital, for a

hypertensive crisis

that kept the country in suspense for two weeks, and a year later he was treated for problems related to being overweight, arriving to reach 120 kilos.


bypass surgery

, in 2007 he was admitted again with a deteriorated physique due to poor diet.

Then, in 2012, he had to undergo surgery in the United Arab Emirates for

kidney colic

that was removed and in 2015, another gastric surgery.

Last year, the '10' was detected

stomach bleeding

and later a


was placed

on his right knee


Already in 2020, the physical picture was added to that depression in times of pandemic and the striking slump visible on his 60th birthday.

According to the criteria of The Trust Project

Know more

  • Science and Health

  • Diego Maradona

  • Drugs

  • Cardiology

'The golden age (Dialogues on old age)' - and 7Valentín Fuster: "We urgently need mental stability and, among other things, old age offers it"

Covid-19 Keys to create a social bubble and avoid the virus

HealthThe new symptom predicted by Covid-19, especially in older people

See links of interest

  • News

  • Translator

  • Programming

  • Films

  • Topics

  • 2021 business calendar

  • Coronavirus

  • Maradona

  • Death Maradona

  • Borussia Mönchengladbach - Shakhtar Donetsk

  • Olympiakos - Manchester City

  • Ajax - FC Midtjylland

  • Atlético de Madrid - Lokomotiv Moscow

  • Inter - Real Madrid, live