O’Neal shared a picture of himself on social media in which he appears to be lying in a hospital bed with an IV attached to his arm. Shaquille O’Neal has worried fans after posting a selfie of himself in the hospital on Sunday.
On Sunday, March 20, O’Neal posted a picture to his social media showing himself in a hospital bed with an IV in his arm. He told Candace Parker and Ernie Johnson, two of his TNT co-hosts, that he is “always watching” them, even from the hospital, by tagging them in the photo.
“Miss y’all,” O’Neal, 51, wrote to the message.
i’m always watching @TurnerSportsEJ and @Candace_Parker miss y’all pic.twitter.com/4tY4X6v1Pj
— SHAQ (@SHAQ) March 19, 2023
TMZ Sports reports that the NBA on TNT host has had hip surgery and is “on the mend.”
The report claims that O’Neal had the hip operation and that everything went “according to plan,” citing sources saying that O’Neal is recovering well.
Even after having hip surgery, Shaquille O’Neal is doing well. O’Neal reassured his followers on Twitter that he was recovering well from hip replacement surgery.
To all the people who are worried and concerned. First off, let me say thank you. And lastly no need to worry, just had to get some BBL WORK AKA hip replacement. Thanks and love you all, but no need to worry and yes I’m fine,” he wrote on Twitter and Instagram.
to all the people who are worried and concerned. first off , let me say thank you. And lastly no need to worry, just had to get some BBL WORK AKA #hipreplacement. Thanks and love you all. but no need to worry and yes i’m fine. pic.twitter.com/cnmLn58YDy
— SHAQ (@SHAQ) March 21, 2023
After seeing him lying in a hospital bed, many fans and followers commented on his first post, asking how he was doing.
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With “Love ya big Fella,” Parker responded to the tweet as fans worried about O’Neal’s health.
“U (sic) good, big man?” former NBA player Roy Hibbert asked. “What [the] hell happen[ed] to Shaq?” another follower wrote.
what the hell happen to Shaq?
— JurgenVanDijk (@Justinrichsmith) March 19, 2023
“Get well soon, big fella!! Prayers going up now,” WFTV Orlando anchor Greg Warmoth added.
Get well soon big fella!! Prayers going up now
— Greg Warmoth (@gwarmothwftv) March 19, 2023
“Feel better, my friend! I just had my hip replaced 1 month ago. Back in the gym for 2 weeks… full steam ahead!” ESPN reporter Jeannine Edwards said.
“Shaq you better not leave us!!! I named my son after you 30 years ago and he has lived up to that name. You would be proud of him, Shaq. Get well and we love you,” another fan commented.
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