If you’ve been following bodybuilding news for any time now then you’re probably aware that bodybuilding legend Flex Wheeler had part of his right leg amputated due to health complications during a surgery back in November of last year.
This was an unfortunate life event that the multiple time Mr. Olympia runner-up and all-time bodybuilding great; probably never thought he’d ever have to experience. After the surgery, Wheeler even explained that he felt like half a man which is a tough reality to have to swallow, although definitely not true.
But since then he has had a few workouts and even joined Patrick-Bet David to talk about bodybuilding which is pretty awesome for a man who came very close to death not long ago and experienced many issues both physically and mentally. But he’s a true champ and his mindset has allowed him to fight and remain optimistic despite his circumstances.
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Flex Wheeler recently shared a video of the graphic leg wound that he developed before his amputation and we warn you, it’s not for the faint of heart so if you’re squeamish we’d advise not looking!
In the Instagram Post, Wheeler wrote the following message where he acknowledged how thankful he was for having his right leg for all the years prior to his amputation…
“IM SORRY 💔💔💔
A MESSAGE TO MY RIGHT LEG 🦵
IM SORRY 💔
I was in the hospital with you from March 2019 to July 2019 we were even in a coma for 10 days together. I just want you to know, I fought SO HARD for over 8 months trying to save you.
All the pain and Suffering, even to the point of shutting down my kidney for months taking harmful medication wasn’t enough to save you.
I gave it everything I had even to the brink of losing my life. But it wasn’t enough to save you. IM SORRY for letting you down. Thank you for over 54 years of service, we did some amazing incredible and unforgettable things together.
I MISS YOU EVERY SECOND OF EACH DAY… I WILL NEVER FORGET YOU AND YOUR
I SALUTE YOU“
It has definitely not been easy for Flex Wheeler following his amputation but he seems to be improving both physically and mentally what it seems. But we truly wish the legend the best in overall health.