Controversial influencer Andrew Tate has claimed he has a serious health condition and needs to be released from prison to seek treatment with his doctor in Dubai.
Tate – and his brother Tristan – are fighting for their release after being in a Romanian jail since the start of 2023.
Tate’s team are arguing he must be released so he can undergo treatment and further investigation, with his doctor asking for him to be allowed to return to his care in Dubai.
Medical records have been submitted to the court which appear to show Tate has a lesion on his upper right lung – something described by his representative as a “serious health condition”.
The documents – original versions of which were released to The Sun Online – appear to show Tate’s doctor said he needed “urgent investigation”.
The courts however decided that if Tate requires medical care, he will be able to receive treatment in Romania.
Rumours around Tate’s health have swirled following his arrest – including a mystery hospital dash in January.
A judicial source told The Sun Online: “[Tate] has tried with several medical documents to convince the judges from Bucharest Appeal Court to free him in order to be able to fly to Dubai for further medical investigations regarding his illness discovered on a previous investigation in 2022.
“But the judges established that Mr Tate can be professionally investigated and treated in hospitals from Bucharest.
“In fact, Mr Tate will be medically investigated in one of the best private hospitals from Bucharest.”
But the war of words between the two sides deepened as Tate’s team demand he is allowed to visit his doctor in Dubai.
“Andrew was diagnosed with a serious medical condition in December 2022 while he was in Dubai,” his representative told The Sun Online.
“His wish is to attend a prearranged consultation in Dubai if he was released and then return to Romania.
“It is clear that the recommended appointments, for this serious medical issue, were made before the arrest.”
Files dated on January 2 describe how he had a CT scan which noticed the lesion had “concerning features” – noting he was scheduled to undergo another scan, biopsy and “time is of the essence”.
Tate’s medical diagnosis appears to have been made a number of weeks before his arrest in December – and his doctor argues that Tate must be “repatriated to the UAE”.
The Tates remain detained amid allegations of human trafficking, organised crime and rape – with their “angels” Georgiana Naghel and Luana Radu also under investigation.
They deny all allegations against them.
The brothers have had all their appeals for release denied as Romanian authorities consider them a flight risk.
Andrew and Tristan can be held for up to 180 days should further detention extensions be granted by the courts.
The Tates were arrested 64 days ago as of publication – meaning they can be detained until June 27.
Misogynist influencer Tate built up an image that appealed to teenage boys – creating an online empire that made him one of the most searched people on Google.
Masquerading as lifestyle advice, much of the content is considered highly sexist and is seen as promoting violence against women.
His influence has had a worrying spread among young men and boys, with one UK MP saying he is “brainwashing” children.
Tate initially gained fame after a short-lived appearance on Big Brother (UK).
He was dumped from the reality show after alleged footage of him beating a woman emerged online.
Since then he has sparked revulsion and outrage with a wave of warped content online.
Washington DC-born Tate was banned from Twitter in 2017 for violating its terms of service with his controversial comments.
In August, Tate was banned from a range of other social media sites – only to then be reinstated on Twitter after the company was taken over by Elon Musk.
This story originally appeared in The Sun and has been reproduced here with permission.
Originally published as Andrew Tate claims he’s seriously ill with ‘lung lesion’, demands to be freed
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