Oscar Leonard Carl Pistorius OIB is a South African sprint runner and convicted murderer. Both of Pistorius’ legs were amputated below the knee when he was 11 months old.
The convicted Paralympic blade runner and murderer was rushed to Kalafong Hospital in Pretoria on Thursday morning after he reportedly suffered from chest pains.
Preliminary reports were that health personnel at the Atteridgeville Prison thought he had suffered a heart attack.
He was brought into hospital by armed guards at about 8am.
The Pistorius family spokesperson Johan van Wyk said Pistorius was “okay”.
He said he could not give any further comment before he discussed the matter with Pistorius’ uncle Arnold Pistorius.
Pistorius was treated by medical personnel at the hospital’s prison ward and discharged at around 2pm for further treatment.
Singabakho Nxumalo of correctional services said:
“We can state that offender Oscar Pistorius was taken to an outside hospital facility this morning for a medical examination, and is expected back in the facility later today.”
Pistorius was rushed to same hospital after sustaining injuries to his wrists in jail in August last year.
At the time, Nxumalo said the Paralympian told authorities he had injured himself after falling out of bed.
But an inmate situated close to the hospital section said that Pistorius had injured himself intentionally.