Someone better check in on former President Barack Obama.
Obama, a self-proclaimed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar fan, is certainly on the edge of his seat with the latest news regarding the 76-year-old famed athlete.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has broken his hip in what was described as an “accidental fall.”
Abdul-Jabbar is now facing surgery to address his injuries.
His business partner, Deborah Morales, released a recent statement to People magazine confirming the news.
“Last night, while attending a concert, Kareem had an accidental fall and broke his hip. He will have surgery today," said Morales.
Morales continued her statement with a big thank you to anyone who assisted Abdul-Jabbar after his accident.
"We are all deeply appreciative of all the support for Kareem, especially from the Los Angeles Fire Department who assisted Kareem on site, and the amazing medical team and doctors at UCLA Hospital who are taking great care of Kareem now,” said Morales.
If there’s anything we know about Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, it’s that he is one tough cookie.
Abdul-Jabbar has already been through heart-bypass surgery and two different types of cancers, prostate cancer, and leukemia.
If there’s anyone who will bounce back from a broken hip, it is him.
Also worth mentioning is the fact that Abdul-Jabbar has two sons who work in the medical world.
Abdul-Jabbar has always been open about his health, even discussing his health issues on WebMD.
“My life is at risk. Not just because I’m 73 with the usual annoying aches and pains that accompany age, but because I’m tall and I’m Black. At 7 feet, 2 inches, I’m statistically more prone to blood clots, lower back, and hip problems, higher risk of cancer, especially prostate cancer, atrial fibrillation (a heart rhythm disorder), and a shorter life span in general,” said Abdul-Jabbar on WebMD.
He also has touched on how grateful he is for his celebrity status in the past when it comes to health care.
“I’ve been fortunate because my celebrity has brought me enough financial security to receive excellent medical attention. No one wants an NBA legend dying on their watch. Imagine the Yelp reviews,” Abdul-Jabbar joked when he wrote for WebMD.
We are sending our prayers for a quick recovery for legendary athlete Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
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