After an abrupt hospital visit and a health scare, top Men’s Open competitor Brandon Curry is all set to make another Olympia appearance. In a recent Instagram video, the former 2019 Mr. Olympia revealed he will take on the world’s best tonight when prejudging for the Men’s Open division kicks off.
As a former Mr. Olympia, Brandon Curry is just one of two men who have held that honor on stage this year. The reigning champion from last year, Hadi Choopan shares the same goal as Curry — to become a two-time Mr. Olympia winner. All signs pointed to one of Curry’s best showings to date, as his coach teased physique updates toward the end of his respective prep. With unparalleled muscle fullness, shape, and newfound conditioning, Curry intends to make a statement.
On Thursday, athletes rep Bob Cicherillo took part in the Olympia press conference and dropped a bombshell. According to ‘Voice of Bodybuilding,’ Curry was possibly out of Olympia due to a health concern.
Brandon Curry Makes Statement After Health Scare, Will Compete at 2023 Mr. Olympia
Below you can find a statement made by Brandon Curry regarding his health and competition status for the 2023 Mr. Olympia:
“A lot of information is going on out there about what’s going on with me this weekend. A lot of crazy rumors, the internet has a life of its own. I’ll give you the rundown, I felt some tightness and everything in my throat this weekend and it wouldn’t alleviate so I wanted to get it checked out to make sure I didn’t have anything serious going on.”
“Being that I’m out of town, I headed over to the ER so they could figure out what was wrong with me. Of course, you want to go into the show healthy not taking unnecessary risks. After consulting my wife, we decided we needed to do everything possible to make sure nothing serious was going on. I stayed there and had every test that they could run on me ran on me and they concluded that I had some ulcers that I didn’t know I had.”
“I was free to go, free to compete, made sure everything was checked out. Guys I’m here, I’m ready to step on stage,” said Brandon Curry.
“I encourage all my fellow athletes competing at a high level or amateur level, to take care of yourself.”
“I just had to make sure I was responsible and knew what was going on before I committed myself to competing in the show. Now I have clearance, a whole burden is lifted off my chest. I’m free to compete and I’m ready to battle.”
If Curry ended up pulling out of this year’s Olympia competition, it would irreparably harm the quality of the Open lineup. Just days ago, Nick “The Mutant” Walker was forced to withdraw his name from the event due to a severe hamstring tear.
Months ago, former two-time champion, Mamdouh Elssbiay decided to bow out of the contest to let his body rest and recover. While it looked like we might lose Curry too, fortunately, the former champ is back in and ready to put on the best performance of his life.