It’s been a few days now since we learned that the former IFBB legend Flex Wheeler underwent a partial right leg amputation after he was rushed to the hospital last week. And this unfortunate event was the result of complications during emergency surgery he underwent.
But we weren’t sure what to expect as there was little information about the situation. However, Wheeler recently provided his first update since the procedure, where he explained that he had to have his right leg partially amputated due to life-threatening circulation issues.
But now he’s resting comfortably and has already begun the rehabilitation process…
Here’s the message that was posted on his Instagram…
“Kenneth FLEX Wheeler, the legendary professional bodybuilder and 4 time winner of the Arnold Classic, released his first and only OFFICIAL statement today pertaining to his emergency surgery last week which required the partial amputation of his right leg.
“I would like to thank all of my fans and bodybuilding colleagues for your prayers and support during this difficult time for me and my family.
My surgery was required due to escalating circulation difficulties in my right leg that had become life threatening.
I am resting comfortably now and have begun my rehabilitation.
I would like to thank my superb medical team for my treatment and care.
Any and all interviews and or articles relating to my medical condition, procedure(s) and/or current status is speculation and UNAUTHORIZED!!!
I will keep all of you updated on my progress…”
Flex Wheeler has been dealing with circulatory vascular system issues over the years, and his kidney problems were well-known by anyone who followed him. Shawn Ray even talked about Flex Wheeler’s condition recently with Dave Palumbo where he explained that the possibility of Wheeler losing a limb was there even before the recent surgery.
But Flex Wheeler has since received a lot of support from several people in the fitness community; who wished him good health and recovery, along with the many prayers in these trying times.
Here are some more get well wishes from the bodybuilding and fitness community:
Send your love out and prayers up for the sultan of symmetry @officialflexwheeler as he recovers from his recent trip to the hospital. I don’t know one real bodybuilder or fan that doesn’t recognize the elite genetic gifts this man was given and worked hard to display as one of the best bodybuilders of all time on this planet. Let’s encourage him on his speedy recovery back to health and normalcy. 💪🏿 #brotheriniron #showsomelove
Much Love to ya OG always!!!!!! God Bless!!!!!
My thoughts and prayers with you. Wishing you a speedy recovery.🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾
Get well soon Flex ❤️ see you when we are back in Vegas 🙏🏼 in our prayers for a speedy recovery. You got this 🙌🏽
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I know this is a difficult time. Stay strong Kenny! 🙏🙏🙏❤️
And we’d also like to send our best wishes for the legend as he recovers from his surgery. But we’ll be sure to update with more details of Flex Wheeler’s recovery as we learn of them.