NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal scared millions of his followers when he posted a picture of himself in the hospital.
Shaq posted a photo of himself in the hospital without any explanation why he was there.
Shaq would later comfort fans by saying “To all the people who are concerned. First let me start off by saying thank you,”
O’Neal would continue “And lastly I am fine. Just had to get some BBL work done aka #hipreplacement. but yes I am fine no need to worry.”
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i’m always watching @TurnerSportsEJ and @Candace_Parker miss y’all pic.twitter.com/4tY4X6v1Pj
— SHAQ (@SHAQ) March 19, 2023
Shaq assures fans he is ok after being hospitalized “just had to get some BBL work” pic.twitter.com/sxrrAmallr
— Daily Loud (@DailyLoud) March 21, 2023
Check out what CNN reported:
Shaquille O’Neal’s followers were worried when they saw on social media that he was in a hospital bed.
Now the basketball star and game analyst has explained what has been going on – with some light humor.
“To all the people who are concerned. First let me start off by saying thank you,” O’Neal wrote in an Instagran post on Monday. “And lastly i am fine. Just had to get some BBL work done aka #hipreplacement. but yes i am fine no need to worry.”“BBL” is an acronym for “Brazilian butt lift.”
Over the weekend, O’Neal had posted a photo of himself on Twitter in which he was hooked up to machines in a hospital bed, sparking concern.
“i’m always watching @TurnerSportsEJ and @Candace_Parker miss y’all,” the tweet from the Hall of Famer read.
O’Neal has been an NBA analyst for Turner Sports (which is owned by CNN’s parent company) for more than a dozen years.
Reason for Shaq's hospital stay revealed after photo causes stir https://t.co/tH2TCg1Jfn pic.twitter.com/dIsRCKZUHf
— New York Post (@nypost) March 21, 2023
Per the New York Post:
Shaquille O’Neal is on the mend.
The “NBA on TNT” analyst is recovering after having hip replacement surgery over the weekend, sourced confirmed to The Post’s Andrew Marchand.
O’Neal, who turned 51 earlier this month, caused a stir on social media when he shared a photo of himself in a hospital bed on Sunday night.
The Basketball Hall of Famer sent a message to his fellow TNT co-hosts, Ernie Johnson and Candace Parker.
“I’m always watching @TurnerSportsEJ and @Candace_Parker miss y’all,” O’Neal wrote on Twitter.
Ken Fang, an editor for Awful Announcing, said on Twitter that Johnson had mentioned during Turner’s March Madness coverage that O’Neal’s surgery involved his hip.
Shaq made major headlines during the pandemic when he stated he was against forced vaccine mandates:
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