Oscar Pistorius hospitalised for medical examination — BBCI

Oscar Pistorius was taken to hospital on Thursday

The former blade-runner turned convicted murderer was rushed from his prison cell to a South African hospital after experiencing what was reported to be chest pains.

Spokesperson Singabakho Nxumalo, however, said he had received no reports to the effect that Pistorius had suffered chest pains.

The six-time Paralympic champion is now one year into a six-year prison term for the murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day in 2013.

According to The Citizen, the 30-year-old was taken to Kalafong Hospital in Pretoria, which is located outside the prison.

"This morning he went for a medical examination and he was scheduled to return back (to jail), but he will now be kept overnight for observation", the spokesman, Logan Maistry, said, without elaborating on Pistorius's condition.

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This is the second time Pistorius has left prison for medical treatment.

He reached the pinnacle of his fame in 2012 when he became the first double amputee to run in the Olympics, making the 400 metres semi-finals in London before taking two golds in the Paralympics.

Judge Thokozile Masipa sentenced Pistorius to five years behind bars after ruling that he acted negligently when he shot Steenkamp through a bathroom door in his Pretoria home. Pistorius' uncle Arnold also told the news outlet that Oscar had just suffered a "couple of bruises" from the incident.

But his conviction was upgraded to murder - and he was caged for six years. Although the prison officers feared a heart attack, he seems to be perfectly fine. Previous year he received treatments after he sustained cuts to his wrists, which he said were the result of a fall in his cell.

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