Breaking News: Rich Piana Placed in Medically Induced Coma… After Emergency

Rich Piana Coma

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.

Piana, 46 has competed and won several bodybuilding competitions over the years including Mr. California — and has become a YouTube & Instagram star racking up more than 1 million followers.

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.

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. #5PercentNutrition

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1011 COMMENTS

  1. What’s sad is that if it was a drug overdose to some type of recreational drug, cocaine heroin etc. Everyone will forever talk about how he died from steroids no matter what the case may be. Heaven forbid he passes. My heart goes out to his family and friends

  2. On behalf of Rich’s friends and immediate family. We hope you will be respectful about this very trying time. We request that what ever religion you believe in please send your thoughts and prayers to Rich Piana. I have know him since he was six years old. He is his own man and makes no excuses for who he is. You trolls who wish to disparage him. Save your venom for something else. He is a beloved brother, son and friend to many thousands of people. So you can go FY!

    • William Hutson I’m confused, you’ve never been interested in him or his bs, yet here you are sport. Spouting off all sorts of factless “broknowledge” like you are best friends with Rich and had dinner with him y-day. Seriously, grow up and if you can’t say something nice, well then shhhhhhhhh.

    • William Hutson I’ll second that only thing I’ve seen him on is Generation Iron 2 where he basically admits to abusing steroids and says he will take them for the rest of his life

    • He’s never tried to hide the fact he takes steroids. I think it’s great that he’s honest because I’m willing to bet the athletes you like to think are all natural have probably used one sort of performance enhancing drug at some point. At least he’s sharing, and if anything, maybe what not to do.

    • never seen any videos never been interested in him .. I think his family and friends are as concerned as anyone would be about a loved one but he’s always been an attention seeker and loudmouth .. not from me following him at all .. just never seen 1 headline showing anything good about him, his progress, or his activities .. always bad shit posted .. he is living proof when you systemically abuse steroids you will shorten and impair your lifespan .. my thoughts go out to family and friends but remember he brought the health issues upon himself ..

  3. stop abusing steroids people .. this is what happens !!!

    very sad for relatives and my condolences but seriously take heed to the warning I issued before ..

    why the f… are steroids in schools these days ? when teenager boys create more testosterone than they know what to do with

  4. Got a lot of experts up here. Do any of you shit bricks have first hand knowledge what is wrong with him? Maybe he slipped on a bar of soap. Maybe a snake crawled up his toilet and bit his dick. Stop acting like any of you know what the hell happened to him.

  5. Whether it was the steroids or opiates or cocaine or anything else he put into his body, it has all taken a toll. The moral of the story is that an extreme lifestyle will yield exactly this result. The human body isn’t designed for it.

  6. Why prayers.??? This baffles me. He lived his life thinking he is god. Now he has health issues you say prayers..?? Or is this a token gesture??

    I will pray for him. That he gets a revelation of the one true God who is mightier and deserves more than a token word.

  7. none of yall wouldnt be talking shit to his face. dude is in a critical state and haters gotta hate when dude is down. And like someone else just said, all of yall have watched his videos! he knows how to grow and educate whether you wanted to be on a freakish level like him or had your own personal level of goals to achieve. haters love to kick you when your down. praying for him and his family… Chris Thomas

  8. Regardless on peds or not Rich is still a human being. Regardless of his choices or not he’s still a human being, regardless of the things he has said or done in his life he’s still a human being. He’s a human being just like you and I and in a crappy situation and anyone who has a heart steal should feel a concern for him. Hang tuff Rich. Prayers sent your way.

  9. Can’t believe the Denial. He record his life on his own. Yes I will pray he’s okay but wth… seriously the guy puts more shit in his body and we’re surprised. Ignorance to its fullest.

  10. Wow guys are we seriously living in a age where someone life is in serious danger and we all laugh and comment stuff we know little about…. ya on this page why? To just comment roids? Or beacuse uou respect and love the bodybuilding industry.. it says drug overdose…. so before you start saying steroids maybe just have a little more respect and common sense to realise his probs going through somthing and did some drugs like prescriptions or even heroin to help deal with it and to me thats sad and i hope we dont loose a legend

  11. Whatever it is he has I learned lot from him a lot only guy who tell you things straight how it is , other people hide shit they don’t want you to know how they got. so ripped or big, I love his honesty and fuck stop being haters and make a fucking pray for him at this time , you have nothing good to say at this time then don’t shut the fuck up .

  12. Wow!! All you dumbasses screaming it’s cuz of roids yet none of that has been determined. And news flash. The main problems roids gives you is heart problems, kidney and liver. Yes I know there are a few other side effects but was it a heart attack? No. Kidney or liver failure? Nope. So you think he passed out from severe hair loss or acne? Not a chance. If you don’t know then keep your opinions to yourself. Especially if you are uneducated about the lifestyle and culture. Prayers going out to Rich!

  13. This makes me sad, but I wish he would’ve stopped using steroids. I stopped using steroids because my health was deeply affected ( kidneys stopped working gradually). I’ve been off of steroids( Nandrolone) for over a year now and my kidneys are almost good now( about 85% now). I didn’t want to die because my health is important to me because I have a lot to live for since I’m only 20 years old.

  14. I have everyone on this post that just yells steroids! You don’t overdose from steroids …there has been studies that found no link that steroids kill people.,.over time if you abuse them you may have health problems with your heart and kidneys and shit like that…. I m so sick of these corny ass dudes that have no knowledge about steroids and how they work that’s just a cop-out for people to bitch

  15. N I’m not a hater either i used to carry 40pounds more musle…but things change after all that gear n years of constant strain on the heart n body,compression n shit in your heart changes and it doesn’t know that your carrying all this super cool muscles it just knows how much it weighs and eventually if this wasn’t from partying/hard drugs n wrong combo of that night then something like this happens or you just plain have a heart attack n die

  16. I want to be a bodybuilder too Rich Piana and you taught me to be as natural as possible. You are medically induced coma after emergency at the age of 46. Pray for your quick recovery. Guys be natural and it’s possible.

  17. Ima call insulin but hey we all know what we’re getting ourselves into with this life style. I’ll say this….. id rather die a beast than live to be asked what happen to you. Talk all the shit u want but we all know what’s up

  18. So what about those that take steroids and live into ripe old age?
    Life can take you down just as easy doing nothing wrong. Who’s to say he wouldn’t have had problems if he hadn’t taken steroids?
    I love how some people live in a different world from most where it’s all rainbows and unicorns.

  19. Absolute pieces of crap! A man is found unresponsive and you guys still throw hate! ‍♀️ some of you fuckers have no heart. Just pray for him to be okay and leave it as that.