Cristiano Ronaldo’s mother Dolores Aveiro has said she is “recovering well” having suffered a stroke earlier this week.
Dolores was rushed to hospital after the stroke in the early hours of Tuesday morning with Ronaldo having been by her side.
But the 65-year-old, who remains in hospital, has now taken to Instagram to post an update on her condition.
The mum-of-four said in her post, titled ‘Gratidao’ in Portuguese which means Gratitude in English, in her first comments since her health drama: “I just want to say that I’m recovering well.”
Joking alongside a crying with laughter emoji that she was “complaining a lot about being left in bed for hours on end,” she added: “I know it’s for my own good.
Cristiano Ronaldo posts emotional update after mum Dolores Aveiro suffers stroke
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“In a few days I will God willing be back to my normal routine. Fortunately it didn’t go beyond a scare, I’m sober, conscious of what happened to me and certain I’ve been very lucky.
“I would like to thank the medical team and all the professionals who accompanied me from the outset.
“I’m also thankful for the constant messages of support, which my daughter Katia has been keeping me informed about, for the prayers and positive energy from all sides, to my dear son, my nephews and nieces and siblings and friends.
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“Dolores will be back very soon.”
Cristiano’s sister Katia, speaking as she left hospital after visiting her mum, told local press: “It’s a relief to know that she’s not been left with any damage.”
Describing her as “completely lucid”, she added: “She wants to go home, she doesn’t want to stay in hospital.”
The Madeira Health Service said in a statement: “We can confirm the admission of Dolores Aveiro in the early hours of March 3 with an ischemic stroke with a short evolution time.
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“This enabled two vascular recanalization therapies to be carried out, one which was thrombolysis and another which was a thrombectomy.
“These therapies are contributing towards improving the prognosis. So far the evolution of the patient’s clinical situation is proceeding as expected.
"It should be noted that a stroke, in its acute phase, always has a reserved prognosis."
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