Nelson Mandela is undergoing tests in a hospital in Johannesburg, South Africa, but the political icon's health is in "no danger", according to a spokesperson for the ageing star.
The anti-apartheid hero sparked fears for his wellbeing on Wednesday (26Jan11) when his wife, Graca MAChel, and members of his family were seen leaving Milpark hospital after visiting the 92 year old at the medical centre.
But a representative for the Nelson Mandela Foundation has assured fans there is nothing to worry about as the former South African president is simply undergoing "routine" tests.
The spokesperson adds, "He is in no danger and is in good spirits."
Mandela's health came under scrutiny earlier this month (Jan11) when sick internet rumours suggested he had died. A rep for his foundation moved swiftly to deny the speculation, declaring: "Nelson Mandela is well and on holiday."