The boxing legend Muhammad Ali is so ill from Parkinson’s that he can barely speak, his brother has said.
The three-time world heavyweight champion was diagnosed with the disease in 1984 but his condition has gradually deteriorated and he is now mostly housebound.
He was too ill to attend a premiere of a film about his life last week and his condition meant he could not take part in the production of the movie either.
Muhammad Ali is said to be so ill from Parkinson's that he can barely talk, according to his brother Rahman Ali
His brother Rahman, 71, attended the screening of I Am Ali in Hollywood, and told The Sunday People: ‘I have not been able to talk to my brother about this because he is sick.
"He doesn’t speak too well. But he is proud that we are here for him. He has given this film his blessing.
While his daughter Maryum, 46, who was also at the premiere, said her father would love the film and it will make him laugh and cry.
Her sister Hana, 38, is planning to show the legendary boxer the new movie at his Arizona home later this month.
Directed by Clare Lewins, the documentary movie gives unprecedented access to Ali’s personal archive of "audio journals" as well as interviews with his family and boxers Mike Tyson and George Foreman, and put together to tell his life story.
Nicknamed the Louisville Lip for his infamous wit, Ali remained active for several years after his diagnosis and made a moving app