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#Oscar spends night in hospital

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Doctors tried to establish what was wrong

Oscar Pistorius. File image

VIRGILATTE GWANGWA
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THE former Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius spent the night at Kalafong Hospital yesterday. Johan van Wyk, the family spokesperson said all the family knew was that the Paralympian was admitted to hospital and stayed overnight. 

“The family was told that Oscar had to stay overnight for observation while doctors try to establish what could be the problem,” he said.

The department of Correctional Services spokesperson Singabakho Nxumalo confirmed that the former Paralympic athlete stayed overnight at the hospital for observation. 

“Pistorius indeed stayed overnight at the hospital but I can now confirm that he has been discharged and would be at the correctional centre anytime from now,” he said.

Nxumalo said he could not disclose what was wrong with Pistorius as that was doctor-patient confidentiality.

This comes after Pistorius was taken from the Atteridgeville Correctional Centre to the hospital on Thursday morning. And soon after the news broke, there were speculations that he had suffered a heart attack while softer versions said he had chest pains and others said it was mild discomfort.