Cristiano Ronaldo’s sister hospitalized

Katia Aveiro, the sister of footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, has been hospitalized after catching pneumonia after contracting Covid

Cristiano Ronaldo’s sister has been hospitalized with pneumonia due to complications in her fight against Covid.

Katia Aveiro revealed she was in hospital in her native island of Madeira in an Instagram post.

The 42-year-old singer is being treated at Dr Nelio Mendonca Hospital, the same place Cristiano’s beloved mum was taken for emergency surgery following her stroke last year.

Katia, who is now based most of the time in Brazil, shared a selfie of her laid up in bed attached to a drip.

Opening up about her ordeal, she penned in the caption: “This is the last type of publication I would like to write.

“I tried not to do it in recent days, but as news travels fast, and out of respect for those who follow me and care for me and my loved ones, I will share with you the truth, I was caught by this damn virus. I tested positive on July 17 and have been self-isolating at home since.

“I was doing well with few symptoms and following protocol.

“Everyone at home kept away from mum and the videos I have published where I am outside were taken before I tested positive.

“Unfortunately last Friday I started to get worse.”

Admitting she had caught pneumonia as a result of the virus, she added: “I was admitted to hospital and here I am, doing everything I should and recovering thanks God and thanks to the wonderful medical team here.”

Last October, Katia made headlines after appearing to rubbish Cristiano’s coronavirus positive in a bizarre rant shared by Dolores. She vented her rage after it emerged the Juventus forward had asked another lab to test him for Covid after two positives at the laboratory the Portuguese FA use.

Another non-lab test after his first positive was said to have come back inconclusive when she made her comments.

Later, Katia struck a calmer note by insisting that she respected coronavirus but claimed there were other illnesses and health problems that should be looked at in the same way.

“I really respect this virus and I would never say the opposite,” Katie said.

“But I don’t agree with bringing the world to a halt,” she said at the time.

“There are people who have stopped working, there are people with psychological problems, and people who are feeling suicidal.

“This also has to be respected. I want everything to return to normal and God to protect us from human evil.”