Oscar Pistorius Hospitalized

The jailed Olympian was possibly suffering 'chest pains'
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 3, 2017 4:44 PM CDT
Oscar Pistorius has been taken from prison to a hospital for medical examinations and will be kept at the facility overnight, it was reported on Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017.   (AP Photo/Marco Longari, Pool Photo via AP, File)

(Newser) – Oscar Pistorius—the former Olympian currently in prison for the murder of his girlfriend—was hospitalized Thursday, with prison personnel initially worried he was showing the symptoms of a heart attack, USA Today reports. While South Africa's Correctional Services stated Pistorius was hospitalized with a possible heart condition, a spokesperson refused to confirm or deny Pistorius was having "chest pains," according to the BBC. The Correctional Services spokesperson says the hospitalization was "nothing out of the ordinary," and an official statement only said that Pistorius was "taken to an outside hospital establishment for medical examinations." A spokesperson for the family says Pistorius is "okay." Pistorius was sentenced to six years in prison in 2016 for murdering his girlfriend, who he claimed to have mistaken for an intruder. (Read more Oscar Pistorius stories.)

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