Stephen Hawking ‘Very Ill’
Posted on Apr 20, 2009
This generation’s Albert Einstein has been hospitalized for a chest infection and is said to be “very ill,” though a spokesman later said he was comfortable. The world-renowned physicist suffers from Lou Gehrig’s disease, a degenerative disorder that few survive more than 10 years after diagnosis. Hawking, 67, first developed symptoms of the disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, in the early 1960s.
AP via Google:
Stephen Hawking, the British mathematician and physicist famed for his work on black holes, was rushed to a hospital Monday and was seriously ill, Cambridge University said. Hawking has been fighting a chest infection for several weeks and was being treated at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, the university city northeast of London, the university said.
“Professor Hawking is very ill,” said Gregory Hayman, the university’s head of communications. “He is undergoing tests. He has been unwell for a couple of weeks.”
Later in the afternoon, Hayman said Hawking was “now comfortable but will be kept in hospital overnight.”
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