Phil Heath ‘How I Almost Died’ And First Guest Posing After Hernia Surgery

Phil Heath speaks in a recent interview.

Phil Heath in his first interview since winning his 7th Olympia title revealed he could have died on the stage after ignoring what proved to be a life-threatening medical condition. The 38 years old champ said:

“You know I almost died?”

Phil Heath explained his intestines exploded ‘from his stomach’:

“I thought I just had a hernia until I went in for surgery…”

“I was faced with Intestinal Strangulation and what that does is… it cuts off the blood supply and later on can lead to the emergency surgery leaving into possible death.”

One hernia was above his belly button that spread two inches wide on each side where his upper intestines were caught within the torn tissue and muscle and a lower abdominal hernia, a part of his umbilical hernia that was thought to have been repaired.

Typically the hernia surgery takes 20 – 30 minutes but in Heath’s case, it takes almost two hours.

 “When the surgeon opened me up, my intestines exploded out. It was a nightmare.”

This lower hernia was torn from side to side, causing Heath to have a three-inch hole that was an inch deep and had four inches of his small intestines hanging over that hole.

His fiancee Shurie confirmed,  things went totally wrong frighteningly fast.

“As soon as the doctor went in his stomach to perform the surgery, all of his intestines just spilled out of him.

The doctor was able to push his intestines 5 inches back down into his abdomen and tightened his abdomen together and closed the holes.

The doctor came to me after the surgery in shock that Phil was able to live this way. He had intestinal strangulation and he would have died if he ignored it. That is what the doctor said. By the grace of God they found it at the right time

He was in a tremendous amount of pain before but he just ignored it to get through the comp. He thought he could not be broken.”

Phil Heath has the heart of a champion to compete with two hernias. After the 2017 Olympia, Phil Heath has been getting a lot of flack as of late. His performance at the Olympia left a lot to be desired for many and the vitriol was thrown his way has been pretty brutal. Nevertheless, Phil Heath is still a seven-time Olympia champion and should be given respect.

But if the champ hasn’t earned your respect yet, then maybe you’ll change your mind when you learn just four days earlier to his Hernia Surgery, Phil Heath flexed his way to his seventh consecutive title win with internal bleeding.

“Going into the Olympia I had some discomfort. Phil Said. But being a champion you just have to block out all pain…”

Phil said he never knew the problem was so serious:

 ” I was struggling and I thought it was a hernia and I took iron tablets and vitamin injections.”

Phil Heath now set his sights on becoming one of the greatest bodybuilders in history by equaling the joint Mr. Olympia record of 8 titles, held by Ronnie Coleman and Lee Haney. Heath said:

I’ve been cleared to Train,  I’m happy to relive, I’m starting from scratch… My target was winning 10 Olympia titles but now I could be more as I got through this (hernia)”

Phil Heath showed up for Guest Posing on Saturday night on the 10th Darcy Beckles Invitational Classic at Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre with 270 pounds muscle.

Check out guest posing below:

“I have traveled all over the world and this is surely one of my most memorable experiences. The people and the hospitality have been great. I would like to come back here in 2019 when I break the Olympia record with a ninth win,” Phil said.

What do you think can Phil Heath win 10 Titles? Let us know in the comments below!

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Deepak Damodar Pathak
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appreciate his fight with hernia, but post surgery too he has bubble gut

James White
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Ryan Simpson 270.. he’s gonna come bigger next year I think

Ryan Simpson
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You’ve called it

James White
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Bigger with dat mad condition oh shit

Shane Draper
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All that hgh making his guts grow

Devin Muth
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It was a damn hernia. He didn’t brush with death lol. He comes closer to death every time he sits down to eat.

Ryan Oldford
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Did you read the article? Two hernias were pinching off his intestines, they can out on the operating table when they opened him up.. not exactly your typical hernia

Ben Salhany
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Hernias can be very very serious if not taken seriously. Phil’s was especially bad, read the article before you comment. People die from them all the time.

Men
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I like your page . Really cool stuff there

Yolanda Strydom-van Wyk
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Ignore the haters Phil! Respect and lots of luck in your journey towards nr 8! High-five!

Alton Roy
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Ryan McDonald
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Phil will b dead before he’s 55, this whole hernia crap every one is buying just shows how shady this sport has become.

David Baverstock
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🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

Preston Murray
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Wait so AAS wasn’t a thing in the 60’s? Smart guy right here!

Cristi Barbu
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oooooo poor baby

Charles Lee
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Shane Ryans

Sammzz Yu
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Xander Tan

Nikos Tsapalas
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Legend… u ‘re the best

Leonardo Leo
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Ludiane Martinho eis my hero almost died

Travis King
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He will never be as good as ronnie

De Et Ed
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He is better than Ronnie you never see him on reality how big and shape Phil is believe it or not but his forms make him the best bodybuilding on earth

Matt Resko
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Lol and they say professional bodybuilding is a sport. What a joke! Last time I checked, sports were supposed to be healthy lol

Mike Reuter
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Bodybuilding is not a sport its a art. But in these days its not healty anymore

Matt Resko
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Mike Reuter i still here plenty of bodybuilders call it a sport. However, I agree, it’s more of an art. Unfortunately, drugs are needed to become a “master piece”

Mark Gian
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Well UFC, K1, Boxing and more are sports but they arent healthy lol

Logan Waltz
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You must not know what football, rugby, and fighting sports are. Extremely unhealthy.

Matt Resko
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cmon fellas.. ^^ y’all can’t be that slow! Lol. Bodybuilders inflict damage on themselves. It’s obviously not a sport!

Martin Powers
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Lol like bodybuilding is the only sport where participants use steroids and hgh.

Matt Resko
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Not to mention, bodybuilding isn’t even televised.. why do you think that is? If it was a sport, don’t you think it would at least be on ESPN? Lol cmon bruh

Matt Resko
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Martin Powers you are obviously as slow as the other 2 dudes. Omg wow! Lol

Matt Resko
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Martin Powers lol the difference is, with bodybuilding, drugs are a MUST! Drugs aren’t needed for real sports. Although, people take risks an use them because they know they’ll get an edge over the majority

Alex Krstanovic
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Matt Resko you’re seriously deluded if you think most professional athletes aren’t on performance enhancing treatments, look at swimming for example, records set during the super suits era have been smashed since they have been banned, clearly something is going on & it doesn’t take a genius to figure that out

Steve Brown
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Not hard to be 270 when you are carrying triplets.

Cody Chain
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Prometheus Jones

Joenalo Clawson
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Definitely too much growth hormone.

Marco Viviani
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Funny all you guys putting this man down on a bodybuilding page look like you never lifted in your life. I guess it’s true haters are followers. Heath for 8 don’t hate bro.

Matt Resko
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Ok man.. if you weren’t pumping your Canadian ass with drugs, you think you’d look like you lift? I would put money on it that you wouldn’t.

Sick natty hose veins bruh! Lol.. 50 year old jug head! 😂😂. Let me guess, you think people hate on you? Well sorry to burst your bubble, most people are laughing your old ass!

Marco Viviani
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Matt Resko lol powerful words over the keyboard ,nuff said tough guy. I love you too.

Darren Nomberg
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I didn’t really see guys putting him down. How can u, Phil’s great. But, I hope the next time he feels significant pain in his body, he doesn’t try to fight through it, and goes to see a doctor. Bodybuilders are dropping like flies lately, we’d hate to see the best one be next

Marco Viviani
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Too bad I couldn’t post your pics on this page but I invite you guys to take a look at this wannabe bodybuilder on his page . Lol

Frankie Jl
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Steroids abuse

Michael Gerwer
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Darren Nomberg best one according to judges maybe. Depends on who’s opinion it is

Preston Murray
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Matt resko is the worst type of user: the ones who deny it. TRT dosages are everywhere. At least own up to it. We all know it’s not a magic pill.

Ryan Dann
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So if someone doesn’t lift then they are allowed an opinion? What a load of shit.

Opinions are like arseholes……..everyone has one.

Michael Clark
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Nice to see the operation cured the bubble gut…

Hakan Asiri
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It didn’t, his stomach looks the same.

Logan Waltz
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Still pregnant.

Kevin Bratcher
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Ian Harries

Patrick Federico
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Kim Jensen Kolmos Thor Fidder vildt nok

Jorge Alvarez
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He gave birth !!!!!!!! Congrats

Jeff Sonntag
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Mine was an incarcerated left inguinal hernia, didn’t take a normal step for 10 weeks, then another 10 before I was able to get back to work

Cédrik Bergeron
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Yannik Bergeron

Jimmy Haha
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Dimitri Markov chaud

Venkatesh Varadhan
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He is really a legend.

Derek Learmonth
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U mean after giving birth after the mr. o lol

Roland Budai
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Phil the best ! Thats it

Frankie Jl
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We all know to much steroids will kill you one day

Moe Ayad
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Abdu Saieda

Abdu Saieda
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I know how that feels been there

Moe Ayad
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Abdu Saieda GELLY

Paul Moore
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Almost died?…..no. It wasn’t that serious dude

Drama queen

Hamid Nisar
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Lies LIes lies

Jason Gladue
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Chase Bull

Christos Tavladorakis
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Σταυρος Θεοδοσης επέστρεψε!

Travis Allen Hobson
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Zack Jordan

Zack Jordan
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Wow didn’t realize it could get that bad.

Logan Hamilton
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Brandon Brown

Edward Reid
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I don’t believe this. Not one bit.

John Merlon
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Wow that’s intense fighting through the pain

Anthony Jordan
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Chad Shugart
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Roger Tim

Nithin Nani
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Lokesh

Wendy Bullens
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JB Mitm

Ryan Dann
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It’s just not a pleasing look to me. The gut just overpowers the whole look