Spokesman: Muhammad Ali recovers from infection, released from hospital

Wednesday January 7th, 2015

A spokesman for boxing great Muhammad Ali says he has been released from a hospital after recovering from a severe urinary tract infection.

Ali's spokesman Bob Gunnell says he's back home after being released from a hospital on Tuesday night. Ali has homes in Arizona, Michigan and Kentucky, but Gunnell did not say where Ali went after his hospital stay. 

"He's in great spirits and enjoying being back home," Gunnell said, according to the Associated Press. "He's back in his daily routine." 

Ali, the three-time world heavyweight champion who has battled Parkinson's, was hospitalized on Dec. 20 with what was said to be pneumonia. Doctors later said that Ali had a severe urinary tract infection and not pneumonia.

Ali turns 73 on Jan. 17, and Gunnell said that he is looking forward to celebrating his birthday with family and friends.

- Scooby Axson

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