Cristiano Ronaldo, has spoken for the first time since report emerged his mother, Dolores dos Santos Aveiro, was rushed to hospital after reportedly suffering a stroke.
Ronaldo flew back to Madeira to be with his mum on Tuesday, after she was admitted to Dr. Nelio Mendonca Hospital.
The Portugal captain later tweeted:
“Thank you for all your messages of support for my mum. She is currently stable and recovering in hospital.
“Me and my family would like to thank the medical team looking after her, and kindly ask that we are all given some privacy at this time.”
Dolores previously beat breast cancer, after she was diagnosed with the disease in 2007.
She is believed to have suffered an ischemic stroke, which is the most common type.