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.
His brother Rahman Ali, 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.Rahman Ali (third right) with brother Muhammad’s daughters at the I Am Ali premiere on Wednesday
Source: FailyMail UK