Former England and Arsenal defender Kenny Sansom is “sick” at the hospital.
The 61-year-old has no coronavirus, according to a tweet from his Twitter account.
Sansom, who has won 86 caps for England and played 394 games for Arsenal, has had well-publicized problems with alcoholism and gambling.
In 2015, he revealed that he had considered committing suicide after becoming homeless because of his problems.
A tweet said: “He is well looked after and does not have Covid-19. Kenny’s family and close friends ask the media to respect his privacy and that of the healthcare workers who treat Kenny. “
Sansom, who played in the 1982 and 1986 World Cups, made his debut at 16 for Crystal Palace in 1975, before playing for Arsenal, Newcastle, QPR and Coventry.