According to his girlfriend Chanel Jansen, Rich Piana is alive and fighting for his life after a medical emergency in Florida this week.
“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.
We will continue to update the story as more information becomes available!