Stephen Hawking expected to make full recovery

April 21, 2009

(ChattahBox) — The family of physicist Stephen Hawking expects him to recover fully from a chest infection that has left him hospitalized.

Cambridge University issued a statement Tuesday saying that Hawking “was being kept in observation” at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge. But he is in a comfortable condition and is expected to make a full recovery.”

The statement says Hawking’s family was “looking forward to a full recovery.”

Hawking, 67, gained renown for his work on black holes and for his book A Brief History Of Time.  He has remained active despite being diagnosed at age 21 with ALS, (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), an incurable degenerative disorder also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, and is one of the longest surviving sufferers.

Hawking has been almost entirely paralyzed for years and communicates through an electronic voice synthesizer activated by his fingers.


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