FORMER Gers ace Fernando Ricksen has been hospitalised amid fears he has pneumonia.

The 41-year-old is understood to have been rushed to a hospital outside Glasgow on Sunday with chest pains, shortly after telling pals he was feeling unwell at an Ibrox fan event on Saturday.

According to The Scottish Sun, he is being kept in as a precaution while he undergoes tests, however, it's believed the football legend is suffering from exhaustion.

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Biographer Vincent De Vries claimed the athlete, who is battling Motor Neurone Disease, took unwell following a flight from his home in Spain to Glasgow.

He said: “At the meet and greet he said he had pains in his chest and wanted to leave.

“He was brought into hospital as they feared he had a lung infection.”

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Ricksen was forced to leave fan bash at Ibrox He added: “It was very painful for him because he couldn’t breathe properly.

“He was scared he might have a lung infection. They can be really bad if you have MND. Thankfully it seems to be a false alarm.”

As previously reported in the Evening Times, Fernando was a hit was fans at the event which was his first in three years.