Shaquille O'Neal Hospitalized: Fans Concerned for the Basketball Legend
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The basketball community and fans of Shaquille O'Neal, known as "Shaq," were left worried after the legendary player recently posted a photo of himself in a hospital bed on his Twitter profile. Despite the lack of information surrounding the reason for O'Neal's hospitalization, the public remains concerned for the four-time NBA champion.
"Inside the NBA" and "NBA on TNT"
O'Neal, who is best known for his work on "Inside the NBA" alongside Ernie Johnson and as a Tuesday host on "NBA on TNT," has been a staple in the American media for over a decade. Despite the current concerns for O'Neal's health, the media reports that he remains active on social media, leaving no indication of any serious health issues.
i’m always watching @TurnerSportsEJ and @Candace_Parker miss y’all pic.twitter.com/4tY4X6v1Pj — SHAQ (@SHAQ) March 19, 2023
Speculations of Hip Surgery
While some American media outlets have speculated that O'Neal underwent hip surgery, these claims remain unconfirmed.
Seven days prior to his hospitalization, the basketball legend announced on his social media that he had lost over 25 kilograms and was working out in the gym. He even jokingly stated that he was on his way to becoming a "sex symbol" and wanted to do an underwear commercial with his sons.
Fans of the basketball star took to social media to express their concerns and well-wishes for O'Neal's speedy recovery. "Get well soon big fella!!
Prayers going up now," wrote Greg Warmoth. "U good big man?" asked Roy Hibbert. Another fan wrote, "Hope it's nothing too serious! Best wishes." Regardless of the reason for his hospitalization, the basketball community and fans alike hope for O'Neal's quick recovery and return to his usual energetic self.
As he stated in his recent social media post, "I want to get back to 156 kilograms." Here's hoping the "big fella" makes a full recovery and achieves his goals.