On March 19, Shaquille O’Neal tweeted a photograph of himself mendacity in a hospital mattress. He wore a hospital robe and there have been a number of cords linked to him together with an IV. The Corridor of Famer took time to shoutout his Turner Sports activities co-workers. “[I]’m at all times watching @TurnerSportsEJand @Candace_Parker miss y’all,” he wrote alongside the snap the place his eyes have been closed. With out context, the photograph understandably made some followers anxious about O’Neal’s well being, and questioned why he was hospitalized.
Happily, worries about O’Neal’s well being standing weren’t utterly mandatory. That hospital go to was a scheduled one for the TNT analyst, as he underwent surgical procedure on his hip. A day after the photograph was posted, a supply spoke to TMZ and confirmed the process was profitable and O’Neal was “already on the mend.” Previous to being admitted to the hospital, O’Neal had mentioned the upcoming surgical procedure on his “The Huge Podcast with Shaq.” He anticipated that going underneath the knife would hold him sidelined for a couple of month, and hoped to renew his on-air duties round April 16.
Virtually two years earlier, the previous Miami Warmth large man was rushed to the hospital, albeit underneath a lot completely different circumstances. O’Neal was concerned in an AEW tag crew wrestling match in 2021. At one level, wrestler Cody Rhodes dove into the person they name Shaq Diesel, and slammed his physique via a desk. As a part of the efficiency, O’Neal was carried out in a stretcher and positioned behind an ambulance.