According to the Correctional Services department, jailed South African athlete, Oscar Pistorius has been taken to hospital after complaining of chest pain.

He was rushed to Kalafong, a public hospital in the capital Pretoria in South Africa today and has since been discharged after a medical examination and is expected back in prison later today.

The prison service confirmed he was treated for a possible heart condition in Kalafong hospital outside Pretoria. A spokesman said: “We can state that offender Oscar Pistorius was taken to an outside hospital facility this morning for a medical examination, and is expected back in the facility later today.”

In 2015 he was found guilty of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and he's currently serving a 6-year jail term for the crime.