Argentine football great, Diego Maradona has quashed fears he is dying, Concise News reports.
Gianinna Maradona, a daughter of the legend, publicly expressed her worries over her father’s deteriorating health on social media last week.
The 30-year-old wrote: “He is not dying because his body has decided so, he is getting killed from the inside and does not realise it.
“I do not believe in the parameters of normal, but that is far from the reality of what he deserves. Pray for him. Please! Thank you!”
She added in a second post: “Do you remember a zoo where you could take pictures with a gigantic lion?
“You could go into its cage and ‘cuddle’ it. They had it pilled-up, otherwise, it would have been impossible to tame the wild animal.
“Any resemblance to reality is a pure coincidence.”
Dispelling the panic, Maradona posted a video on his verified Instagram page on Tuesday.
According to him, he is “not dying at all”.
He added: “As you get older, people worry more about what you’re going to leave behind than what you’re doing.
“And I tell everyone that I am not leaving them anything, that I am going to donate it. All I earned during my life, I’m going to donate it.
“For now, I am very healthy, very healthy”.
El Pibe de Oro has been affected by health issues since hanging up his boots and has endured a long battle with alcohol and substance abuse in the past.
Watch the video below: