Cristiano Ronaldo’s mother, Dolores Aveiro, has reportedly been rushed to hospital in Madeira after suffering a suspected stroke in the early hours of Tuesday morning
Cristiano Ronaldo’s mum has reportedly been rushed to hospital after suffering a stroke.
Mum-of-four Dolores Aveiro is said to have been admitted to Dr Nelio Mendonca Hospital in her native island of Madeira just after 5am this morning.
Local media say she is “conscious and stable.”
She is due to undergo new tests in the next few hours to determine her state of health.
At the start of last year Dolores revealed she was “fighting for her life” after a new cancer drama.
She beat breast cancer after being diagnosed with the disease in 2007.
But in February last year ahead of a trip to Italy to celebrate her footballer son’s 35th birthday she admitted to new health problems.
She told a Portuguese TV station in a interview: “I was operated on another breast in Madrid, I’ve had radiotherapy and now I’m fighting for my life.”
One local report says she has suffered an ischemic stroke, caused by a blood clot that blocks or plugs a blood vessel in the brain. This is the most common type of stroke.
There has been no official comment from the hospital.
Dolores posted a selfie showing her enjoying a day out on her home island on Sunday.
She looked happy and relaxed as she posed for the photo by a monument in Machico, a small city on Madeira’s east coast which was the island’s first settlement.
The 65-year-old, who has more than two million followers on Instagram, wrote alongside the photo: “Happy Sunday to everyone.”
Her daughter Katia responded with a heart emoticon and the words: “My darling mum.”
A follower responded: “Happy Sunday to you too Dolores. You’re looking very nice.”
The previous day she posted another photo thought to have been taken from the roof terrace of her home on the island with a message saying: “Good weekend to everyone.
“Take advantage of this sun to enjoy a stroll, but don’t forget to protect your eyes with sunglasses.”
There was no immediate response to the news of Dolores’ stroke from Cristiano’s representatives in Portugal.