NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — Former New Orleans safety Steve Gleason announced Saturday that he has been admitted to the hospital.

Friday afternoon, Gleason tweeted that he was headed to ER after experiencing hiccups for the past 6 days, saying it could be pneumonia.

“My personal team of docs agreed I needed to be officially admitted b/c my sodium levels were critically low. Seizure & brain swelling risk! Maybe pneumonia, but they don’t know. No sleep last night! Speaking of records. I haven’t been fully reclined in 9 yrs! I’m Happy happy”

Photos of Gleason show him with a smile on his face.

This is the first time he says he’s been admitted to the ER in years.

“I’m headed to the ER for the first time in 3-4 years. I haven’t been in the hospital for more than a few hours in 5 years. I’ve had relentless hiccups for 5-6 days, and they think it may be developing early signs of pneumonia. We shall see! So much Gratitude for my team.”

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Gleason’s team has not released an update since 1 p.m. but stick with WGNO as we continue to update this story.