Muhammed Ali’s Brother: ‘I Don’t Know If He’ll Last The Summer’
He blames Lonnie, his wife of 26 years, for tearing the family apart and said Ali would be “mad as hell” if he knew what was going on.
He said: “The worst thing to happen is not the illness, but his wife.”
In an exclusive interview, Rahman broke down in tears as he admitted he would rather his brother died now so he can escape his suffering.
Rahman revealed: “My brother can’t speak — he doesn’t recognise me. He’s in a bad way. He’s very sick.
“It could be months, it could be days. I don’t know if he’ll last the summer. He’s in God’s hands. We hope he gently passes away…
Rahman last saw Ali in London in July at the Sports For Peace Gala to pay tribute to his incredible career and dedication to the civil rights movement. He even spoke on behalf of his beloved brother at the star-studded event at the Victoria and Albert Museum.
But he claims he has been cut from dad-of-nine Ali’s life and blames his fourth wife Lonnie. He now speaks to ailing Ali only by phone.
Speaking from his dingy two-bed flat in Louisville, Rahman said: “We’ve all been pushed out. The only time I get to see him is at public events. She and her family are draining him. It’s so sad. There’s nothing I can do, they’ve blocked us all off.