The five-times Olympic champion reportedly contracted the bug
after surgery at a hospital in Switzerland, where he now lives.
In February, Thorpe's manager James Erskine said the 31-year-old
was suffering from depression after being found disorientated
and behaving oddly near a vehicle in Australia after taking a
mixture of anti-depressants and painkillers for a shoulder
Thorpe, who made his Games debut in Sydney in 2000, retired in
2006 due to a lack of motivation and made an ill-fated comeback
in 2011 when he failed to make the Australian team for the
London 2012 Olympics.
(Writing by Sam Holden; editing by Justin Palmer)
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