Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Recovering at Home After ER Visit
Basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is back home and once again recuperating following an emergency room visit on Wednesday.
Abdul-Jabbar, 68, underwent quadruple coronary bypass surgery just two weeks ago at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Though he is expected to make a full-recovery, Abdul-Jabbar reportedly felt dizzy and contacted his doctor on Wednesday.
According to a statement from the hospital, the Hall of Famer was advised to go to the hospital. “After a battery of tests, they found no complications. Abdul-Jabbar was discharged from the emergency department,” the statement read.
“His surgeon, Dr. Richard Shemin, said it is not uncommon for patients to experience some symptoms that require ruling out serious problems following major heart surgery,” the statement continued. “Abdul-Jabbar did the right thing by coming in to see his doctors.”
Earlier on Wednesday Abdul-Jabbar had said in a Twitter post that he was on the mend and that he was “feeling better everyday.”
In 2009, former L.A. Lakers star announced that he was suffering from chronic myeloid leukemia, but revealed in 2011 that the cancer was “not life-threatening at this point in my life.”