Nelson Mandela Hospitalized Due To A Lung Infection

Thu, March 28, 2013 1:00pm EST by 1 Comment
Nelson Mandela Hospitalized

So sad. The former South African president is back in the hospital due to a recurrence of a lung infection. We hope he has a speedy recovery!

Nelson Mandela is in a South African hospital on March 28, battling another lung infection, which could be pneumonia.

Nelson Mandela Hospitalized

“We appeal to the people of South Africa and the world to pray for our beloved Madiba and his family and to keep them in their thoughts,” South African President Jacob Zuma said in a statement on March 28. “We have full confidence in the medical team and know that they will do everything possible to ensure recovery.”

Thankfully, Nelson is responding “positively” to treatment in the hospital. Currently, Nelson, 94, is conscious and “aware,” Mac Maharaj, a presidential spokesman, told USA TODAY. 

Nelson, who served 27 years in a South African prison under the white-minority apartheid regime, has become increasingly frail recently and has been in and out of the hospital. He spent three weeks in the hospital in December for a lung infection. Then, in March, he was admitted to the hospital for a check-up.

Elderly People Are More At Risk Of Contracting Infections — Nelson Mandela Is 94

Given Nelson’s age and history, the hospital is being very cautious. Elderly people have a higher risk of contracting infections in general, especially if they have many medical problems. As people get older, their immune systems are less capable of fighting off infections.

We hope Nelson has a speedy recovery and gets well soon! What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers?

— Chris Rogers

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