Boris Becker’s bad luck street appears to be lingering on after he was pictured with an IV drip in his arm.
The retired tennis ace tweeted a picture of himself looking worse for wear while hooked up to an intravenous bag and sat next to an A&E nurse.
Becker, 51, captioned the picture: ‘Seriously under the weather! Having IV done @BespokeMedispa.’
Fans and well-wishers were quick to send messages of support to the former athlete, following his appointment at London-based Bespoke Medispa.
The retired tennis ace tweeted a picture of himself looking worse for wear while hooked up to an intravenous bag and sat next to an A&E nurse
One said: ‘Sending much love and get well wishes from Leicester.’
Another added: ‘Get well soon, legend!’
It comes after a turbulent few months for the three-time Wimbledon champion, who was last year declared bankrupt with debts of more than £3million.
Having paid out hefty sums on failed business ventures, large houses, sports cars and fine artwork, he was also forced to pay £2million child maintenance for his daughter Anna following a brief fling with her mother, Russian model Angela Ermakova.
The twice-married star lost £10million and the £2million Florida home he shared with his first wife Barbara Feltus when they split in 2001.
It comes following a rough period for the three-time Wimbledon star, pictured left with his wife Lilly at last month’s Laureus World Sports Awards in Monaco. He is pictured right celebrating his victory against Kevin Curren at the Wimbledon Championship on July 7 1985
Boris was pictured last month looking in high spirits with his wife Lily as he playfully posed on the red carpet at the Laureus World Sports Awards in Monaco
But he was pictured last month looking in high spirits as he playfully posed on the red carpet at the Laureus World Sports Awards in Monaco.
In November he said that while he had been declared bankrupt, he was not broke.
Speaking in an interview with Swiss newspaper, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Mr Becker said: ‘It’s crazy to think I’m broke’.
‘I have enough national and international deals to earn an income that will allow me to pay my staff on time and carry on my life as normal.
‘I’m going to Zurich this evening, I’m going to check into a hotel and pay my own bill.
The twice-married star lost £10million and the £2million Florida home he shared with his first wife Barbara Feltus (pictured) when they split in 2001
‘If I was insolvent, I couldn’t do that. If I take a taxi, I’ll pay for it. And believe me, I haven’t stolen a thing.’
‘It’s true that I have been in bankruptcy since June 21, but it’s wrong that I am broke,’ he claimed.
The 49-year-old is still one of the most famous names in the sport and features heavily as a pundit during the BBC’s two weeks of coverage of Wimbledon.
The Knightsbridge clinic he attended today offers ‘a full range of personal beautifying and relaxation services including intravenous therapies, intramuscular boosters, facial aesthetics, sexual rejuvenation treatments, personal training and access to an exclusive private GP service’.
Among the IV therapies on offer is the ‘Recovery IV’, which contains ‘high concentrations of vitamins, minerals and powerful amino acids’.
The treatment is ‘designed for those feeling prone to sickness and tiredness…aimed those looking for hydration and to help you recover from a variety of ailments such as the common cold, hangovers, bodyaches and seasonal allergies like hayfever’.
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Recently, experts have argued the case for these so-called ‘hangover clinics’ and ‘hydration rooms’ and debated whether or not they are beneficial
Hydration IV drips have been steadily increasing in popularity, especially in celebrity and influencer circles.
Recently, experts have argued the case for these so-called ‘hangover clinics’ and ‘hydration rooms’ and debated whether or not they are beneficial.
The therapies offer all kinds of IV therapies to clients – including immune and liver support ahead of festivals, vitamin C for skin health, calming vitamins for de-stressing and hangover detoxes with anti-nausea medication.
Dr Brett Flories, founder of Sydney-based The Hydration Room, said the benefit of the IV vitamins is that the body absorbs 100 percent of them, instead of just the 15 to 20 percent if taken orally.
He also said they were beneficial for injury recovery, migraines, period pain and stress relief and flu prevention.
But critic Dr Tony Bartone told Body + Soul that while the electrolytes and vitamin solutions used are ‘safe’, the trend itself is ‘concerning’.
‘It comes down to a need and benefit. There is no scientific paper that points to the need or effectiveness of this sort of therapy,’ he said.
‘Also, high-dose vitamins often lead to pretty quick elimination from the body via the urine, so it does question how long and the effectiveness of what they’re purporting to do, meaning it’s an expensive option for no scientific benefit and in some cases, with some possible complications.’
Dr Bartone also urged people to see their GP before trying it and to be honest about any other supplements they are taking as ‘some vitamins can, if taken in large doses, have toxic effects’.