Ali was last seen in public at a Philadelphia service for his fellow heavyweight champions on November 14, but was attended to by ambulance teams five days later.
The call came from the 6,000 sq ft estate he shares with wife Yolanda in Paradise Valley, Arizona. The 69-year-old has suffered from Parkinson’s disease for 27 years and was taken to Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center, according to reports from Star Magazine and RadarOnline.
“The victim started to pass out in the car and when they got him into the house he fell unconscious,”a Paradise Valley Police spokesman said. “The 911 tape was filled with details of prescriptions and medical details about the victim who was suffering from an ongoing medical condition.”
Ali spent the Thanksgiving weekend across the other side of the US in Las Vegas, Nevada, with his family. A source close to Ali told Star he has had various medical specialists in Phoenix so the family must have “really been scared” to have called 911. Fears were raised about his health after he appeared very frail at a two-hour service at the Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, last month.