Shaquille O’Neal brought about concern amongst followers when the he shared a photograph of himself on Monday (AEDT).
The New York Put up on Monday confirmed the NBA legend underwent a hip substitute process over the weekend.
O’Neal, who didn’t share particulars about his obvious hospital keep, despatched a message to his fellow ‘NBA on TNT’ co-hosts, Ernie Johnson and Candace Parker.
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“I’m at all times watching @TurnerSportsEJ and @Candace_Parker miss y’all,” O’Neal wrote.
Parker — who signed with the Las Vegas Aces in February — reposted the picture and wrote: “Love ya large Fella.”
Johnson has not responded publicly.
Ken Fang, an editor for Terrible Saying, mentioned on Twitter that Johnson had talked about throughout Turner’s March Insanity protection that O’Neal’s surgical procedure concerned his hip.
Former NBA centre, Roy Hibbert requested, “U good large man?”
Some Twitter customers adopted go well with with questions on O’Neal’s well being, whereas many others shared effectively needs and supportive messages.
The viral picture has over 9 million views and 43,000 likes.
It’s unclear when O’Neal is predicted to return to TV.
Earlier this month, O’Neal mentioned the surgical procedure on his podcast, and mentioned he was hopeful to return to the gymnasium and his weight-reduction plan subsequent month.
“I’ll be again April 16, and I’m getting into,” O’Neal mentioned on “The Huge Podcast with Shaq.”
“I’m going to try to lose 30 kilos and I’m going to try to get an eight-pack. Proper now I obtained a little bit five-pack.”
The NBA legend defined that he’s going to comply with a “51 weight-reduction plan,” which he mentioned is “5 BS meals and one meal.”
O’Neal’s 5 meals embody: a shake for breakfast; a fruit plate; 4 hen breasts with ketchup; a salad; and a shake.
“I’m going to do this for 90 days,” O’Neal mentioned. “I’m about to be shredded.”
His life-style modifications have made a reference to followers and his photographs he has shared from his gymnasium exercises have been considered hundreds of thousands of occasions.
O’Neal has been open about his weight reduction journey, and revealed final October that he was down 36 kilos.
“I used to be 401 kilos. Now I’m 365,” O’Neal mentioned throughout an look on Logan Paul’s “Impaulsive” podcast. “I’m attempting to take it again to 345.
“I need to have muscular tissues in all places, and I need to do an underwear advert with my sons [for] Fruit of the Loom, child.”
O’Neal surgical procedure comes as TNT’s NBA protection is diminished throughout March Insanity.
O’Neal mentioned he started taking his well being extra significantly after a physician’s go to that found he had sleep apnea.
— This story initially appeared on nypost.com and has been republished with permission