Muhammad Ali re-enters hospital for 'follow-up care'

Kevin Iole
Boxing
FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2014, file photo, Muhammad Ali is shown before the Ali Humanitarian Awards ceremony in Louisville, Ky. A family spokesman for Muhammad Ali says the boxing great has been released from a hospital after recovering from a severe urinary tract infection. Ali spokesman Bob Gunnell says the three-time world heavyweight champion is back home after being released from an undisclosed hospital Tuesday night, Jan. 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)

Boxing great Muhammad Ali released from hospital

FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2014, file photo, Muhammad Ali is shown before the Ali Humanitarian Awards ceremony in Louisville, Ky. A family spokesman for Muhammad Ali says the boxing great has been released from a hospital after recovering from a severe urinary tract infection. Ali spokesman Bob Gunnell says the three-time world heavyweight champion is back home after being released from an undisclosed hospital Tuesday night, Jan. 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)

Boxing legend Muhammad Ali is in the hospital once again for what a spokesman says is follow-up care, but this stay is expected to be brief.

The former undisputed heavyweight champion, who turns 73 on Saturday, entered an undisclosed hospital on Thursday for treatment for a urinary tract infection which had required him to be hospitalized last month.

Spokesman Bob Gunnell said Ali is in stable condition. Gunnell said Ali is expected to be released from the hospital on Friday and spend his birthday on Saturday at home with his family.

Gunnell said the family requested privacy and that no further details about Ali's condition would be released.

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