'Maradona's last chance to rid drugs'
Diego Maradona has checked into a private clinic to break free from a life-threatening drug addiction.
Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona has checked into a private clinic to break free from a life-threatening drug addiction, Xinhua reports.
Terming as "the last chance" for Maradona to give up drugs, his personal doctor Alfredo Cahe said: "I hope he will finally wake up and take responsibility."
"I hope it (treatment) will have the necessary effect, but until now that hasn't happened," Cahe said on Monday.
The 43-year-old icon has checked into the Park Private Clinic's drug rehabilitation centre in western Buenos Aires.
Maradona has his own room and would not be allowed to mingle with the other inmates at the clinic. Doctors believe that he may have to stay at the clinic for about 18 months.
The 106 kg, and 1.68 metre Maradona has been fighting cocaine addiction for years and doctors believe the addiction was the cause of his health problems, which saw him being hospitalised in a critical condition last month.