Oscar Pistorius was taken to a hospital for injuries suffered in a South African prison, where he’s serving six years for his girlfriend’s murder.
The Olympic sprinter was treated for minor wrist injuries and returned to his prison cell in Pretoria on Saturday, said Singabakho Nxumalo, a spokesman for South Africa’s Correctional Services.
Pistorius’ brother, Carl Pistorius, tweeted Sunday that the disgraced athlete had “slipped in his cell and injured himself, nothing serious.”
He had just visited his brother, who was “doing well given the circumstances,” he tweeted.
He said that he was aware that “there are reports saying that he had tried to injure himself — they (are) completely untrue and sensational.
Pistorius denied speculation of a suicide attempt, Nxumalo said. He declined to provide additional details, citing privacy concerns.
Pistorius killed Reeva Steenkamp at his home in an upscale Pretoria neighborhood in the early hours of Valentine’s Day three years ago, firing four bullets through a bathroom door.
Pistorius has maintained the killing was an accident after he mistook her for an intruder, while the prosecution said he killed her deliberately after the two had an argument.