Motor racing legend Stirling Moss 'stable' in hospital after chest infection

Motor racing icon Stirling Moss is in a stable condition in a Singapore hospital following a "serious chest infection".

A statement on the official website of Moss, 87, revealed he was admitted last month, although complications have delayed his recovery.

Revered within the sport, Moss finished as runner-up in the Formula One world championship for four straight seasons from 1955 to 1958. He came third in the following three seasons, making him one of the most celebrated drivers never to win the world title.

The statement read: "Sir Stirling was admitted to hospital in Singapore on 22nd December 2016 with a serious chest infection.

"Because of the severity of the infection it resulted in some complications and his recovery has not been as speedy as was expected or wished.  However, his condition continues to improve and his doctors now consider him to be stable.

"In himself, Sir Stirling is in good spirits and only upset about having missed his Christmas cruise with friends.

"Once he is discharged from the hospital, it is Sir Stirling and Lady Moss' hope to stay in Singapore to enjoy a few days recuperating at a lovely hotel, being thoroughly spoilt, whilst lying in the sun by a gorgeous swimming pool."

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