Shaquille O’Neal’s photo of himself in a hospital bed raises concerns: Details

Shaquille O’Neal, the big man, can be defeated by very few things. Less than five months after undergoing major hip surgery, the 7-foot-1 Basketball Hall of Famer, who appears to be invincible, is displaying his ripped figure and receiving accolades from admirers for his unwavering spirit.

Shaq, a natural performer, recently shared a workout video of himself in the gym ripping his gray shirt from his enormous frame, showing fans the physical transformation brought on by months of tough training following his hip replacement.

A beast, Shaquille O’Neal is. The man, who throughout the course of his 19-year career played for six National Basketball Association (NBA) clubs, is still going strong at the age of 51. He stands at 7’1″ and weighs about 325 pounds.

One of the best players of all time is the four-time NBA Champion who finished his career in 2011 playing center for the Boston Celtics.

 

 

But his retirement from basketball didn’t indicate a slowdown in his pace.

He’s actually a musician, actor, TV personality, philanthropist, and all-around nice man.

In the 1990s, O’Neal, also known as Shaq Diesel or Shaq Fu in the music industry, put out four hip-hop albums. This year, he collaborated with musicians Blackway and Koko to put out a new single called “King Talk” in honor of the NBA Playoffs. Despite the unfavorable criticism his earlier work garnered from reviewers, his debut album went platinum and his second one achieved gold.

He currently primarily participates in the music industry as DJ Diesel, creating and performing electronic dance music while travelling the globe.

 

 

O’Neal also put his acting skills to the test in movies and on television, most memorably as a guest on Discovery Channel’s 2018 Shark Week, where the enormous man—who is frightened of sharks—was thrown into a tank full of the apex predators, producing some amusing video.

Shaq is admired most for his skills and abilities as a sports pundit on the TV program Inside the NBA, in addition to all of his side jobs.

O’Neal was active on social media, frequently posting multiple times each day and frequently sharing his travels and sports knowledge. However, in late March, he abruptly stopped posting, scaring many of his 15.8 million and almost 32 million Instagram followers.

On March 19th, he finally came out of silence and shared a Twitter post where he’s seen lying in a hospital bed.

The next day, he explained that he had a hip replacement, and that he is “fine, no need to worry.”

Less than one week later, Shaq posted an update, an emotional video, with an inspirational speech playing in the background. He appears in visible pain, limping, with a crutch supporting the right side of his body, into the gym for a workout.

He captioned the post: “bout to get my game back alll you old dudes that hoop…i’m coming for yall.”

Fans and celebrity friends jumped in with comments. “Bro, this s— almost made me cry,” writes actor and comedian Jamie Foxx, while former talk show host Arsenio Hall shares, “My guy 4 life! Luv u.”

Since that post, “Superman” O’Neal has shared more workouts showing his physical progression, images from his daily life, clips of his DJing at festivals and also basketball-related content.

Recently, he took to Instagram, and showcased his incredible Herculean strength. With some powerful music playing in the background–lyrics that say “I am a warrior, a destroyer”–The Big Aristotle appeared on screen, ripping off his tank top, revealing his massive muscles.

Then, he struck a few Mr. Olympia poses, shocking fans over the enormity of his size.

Tagging Phil Health, the seven-time Mr. Olympia winner, O’Neal writes: “in my former life i was [Phil Health] we almost there…”

Health responded to the post by writing, “Im thinkin I need to pay big [Shaq] a visit! A day of reckoning in the gym will be something of epic proportions haha!!!! Lookin great Brother.”

Commenting on his impressive transformation, one fan writes, “Shaq, why couldn’t you be like this in 2003-2004? You and Kobe could have won 5 straight! SMH.” A second fan jokes, “He didnt tear his under shirt he tore a [blanket] that 7 kids shared…”

Shaquille O’Neal is such a phenomenon and he’s incredible with everything he does. His determination is an inspiration, and we are so happy that the legend has recovered after his surgery.

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