Chicago (CBS) — Sources told CBS 2 Mike Ditka suffered a heart attack and is still in a hospital in Naples, Florida where he has a home. According to the sources, the former Bears coach is now doing ok.
Ditka, who turned 79 just over a month ago, suffered a heart attack while coaching the Bears in 1988. He was just 49 then and coached the team for four more years after that.READ MORE: In Wake Of 'Events Across The Country,' Chicago Police Deploy Additional Resources And Cancel Days Off For Some Units; Some Stores Board Up In Case Of Unrest
He also had a stroke in 2012 while golfing in the Chicago area.READ MORE: Proposed Laws Would Improve Privacy Protections For Sex Crime Victims In Illinois
The latest health scare reportedly happened while he was golfing as well, this time in Florida.MORE NEWS: Kendrick Adams Charged After Burglars Break Into Nordstrom On Michigan Avenue, Steal Purses; Police Seek Other Suspects
Ditka was in good spirits just last week in an interview with TMZ when he excitedly talked about what he called a “very good” Bears team.