NEW ORLEANS – Steve Gleason has been hospitalized.
The former New Orleans Saints fan favorite said in a message posted to the Team Gleason Facebook page that the hospitalization was a precautionary measure.
“I’ve spent the last few days at Ochsner Medical,” the message read. “A precautionary measure, and not where I planned to spend my birthday, but I’ll be home soon.”
Gleason, who turned 41 on March 19, has been battling ALS since his diagnosis in 2011.
A well-received documentary now streaming on Amazon has followed the “tragedy & triumph” of battling the degenerative disease.
Messages of support have poured in since the announcement, with fans from around the globe wishing Gleason a speedy recovery.