BREAKING NEWS: Rich Piana Is In The Hospital In An Induced Coma!
Most Recent UPDATE #3 “Rich Piana Is Alive and OK Says Girlfriend Chanel Jansen!”
Rich Piana was found unresponsive and transported to a local hospital.
Rich Piana was placed into a medically induced coma this week after suffering a medical emergency at his Florida home, law enforcement sources tell TMZ Sports.
Rich Piana a 46 year old bodybuilder and YouTube star accumulated up more than 1 million followers on his social media channels.
According to law enforcement sources:
Emergency personnel responded to a possible overdose call at Rich Piana’s home on Monday afternoon. When they arrived, Piana was unresponsive and was transported to a nearby hospital where he was placed into a medically induced coma.
Official response from 5PercentNutrition
Earlier this week, Rich Piana, known for his honesty and leadership in the bodybuilding community was hospitalized. Rich’s condition is improving each day while he is in recovery.
Rich is a man who has built his reputation on total honesty and has played by his own rules the whole way. Rich is known across the world as a man who embraces the naysayers, just as much as he embraces those who accept him. His outspoken nature is one of the reasons Rich is both respected and criticized. Nevertheless, he tells it like it is.
The “5%ERs” are a community of driven individuals dedicated to a competitive energy. The 5% Nation is a key driving force for Rich to excel both in the gym and in making the 5% Nutrition line the best it can be.
We’d like to ask the 5% Nation for good thoughts and prayers for him.
We will continue to keep you updated as it develops.
Recently TMZ Sports also released that Piana’s girlfriend Chanel Jansen was with Piana at the time he collapsed and hit his head Monday afternoon.
He is however still in hospital in a induced coma fighting for his life.
“I will not be posting any updates after this until further notice.”
I just want to be clear (Rich Piana) is STILL ALIVE. All myself and his family are asking for is POSITIVE thoughts, prayers, and love.
“PLEASE i’m BEGGING you all to have some respect and realize how EXTREMELY difficult this is for us. Thank you to all of you staying positive and sending well wishes, prayers, and love. We appreciate it more than you will ever know.”
According to TMZ Sports:
Chanel Jansen administered CPR on the massive 46-year-old until help arrived.
Piana was transported to a nearby hospital where he was put in a medically induced coma.
There were rumors that Piana died from his injuries — but Chanel says that’s just not true.
We asked Jon Gatewood the marketing director of Rich Piana and 5% Percent Nutrition and he has confirmed that Rich Piana is in stable condition and improving.
It is still unknown what the direct cause of his hospitalization beyond rumors of overdose.
From the NFF team Our thoughts and prayers are with Rich Piana and his family during this difficult time.