Football legend Diego Maradona, 46, has been taken to hospital in Buenos Aires.
Maradona has battled both weight problems and an addiction to cocaine. He has also been in hospital twice with heart problems.
The life of the 46-year-old former Barcelona and Napoli star was not in danger, doctor Alfredo Cahe told reporters, but Maradona will stay in at Guemes Hospital where he was taken late Wednesday for “several days.”
“He didn’t have a very consistent lifestyle, in his eating habits, his drinking and the amount of cigars he smoked,” Cahe said, adding that Maradona had not gone back to using cocaine.
“He is smoking three or four Habanos (Cuban cigars) a day. For him, who didn’t smoke, it’s too much,” he said.
“This, in addition to stress, was a logical reason to hospitalize him, and against his will,” Cahe said,
“He’s staying, he’s staying… his life is not in danger.”
Maradona led Argentina to World Cup victory in 1986, and won league titles at home and in Italy.
But in 1991, he was banned for 15 months after failing a drugs test and tested positive again for banned substances at the 1994 World Cup in the US.
In 2004, he spent 10 days in intensive care with high blood pressure, breathing problems and a lung infection.
Two years ago, he had a stomach stapling operation. He lost 30kg (66lb), began playing football again and appeared to be getting his life back in order.