09/07/2014 04:50 EDT | Updated 11/07/2014 05:59 EST

Jean Béliveau recovering from pneumonia: wife

Montreal Canadiens legend Jean Béliveau is recovering at home after suffering from pneumonia, his wife Élise Béliveau told the Montreal Gazette on Sunday.

Élise Béliveau told the paper she was surprised to learn from a friend that one French-language internet report listed her 83-year-old husband in critical condition last week.

In a tweet, Béliveau was described as being “very ill,” and reported his dramatic weight loss in graphic detail, according to the paper.

“I just thought: ‘What the heck is that?’ Élise Béliveau, who has been married to Jean Béliveau for 61 years, told the paper. “Jean has been sick. He’s had pneumonia, he’s recuperating from it, he has his good days and his bad days and that’s it.”