Pro bodybuilder Rich Piana, placed into a medically induced coma.
After suffering a medical emergency at his Florida home, law enforcement sources tell MuscLeFitnessRx.com
46-year-old Piana, competed and won several bodybuilding competitions over the years — including Mr. California — and has become an Instagram sensation, racking up more than 1 million followers.
Law enforcement sources tell us … emergency personnel responded to a possible overdose call at Piana’s home on Monday afternoon. When they arrived, Piana, unresponsive. Transported to a nearby hospital where placed into a medically induced coma.
Medically induced comas, common with brain trauma. If you’ve had a brain injury, what happens is the metabolism of the brain has been significantly altered. You may have areas without adequate blood flow. The idea is: “Let me reduce the amount of energy those different brain areas need.” If I can do that then, as the brain heals and the swelling goes down, maybe those areas that were at risk can be protected.
It is unclear how he’s doing right now. Recently Rich has taken on an aggressive cutting stack designed to lose weight and burn fat. He referred to it as “shredded by the day“. He began at 286 lbs, and in 1 week reached a weight of 266 lbs. His end goal weight was 240 lbs. in under 30 days. In the past Rich went as far as spelling out this extremely high dose steroid cycle, which he used for nearly 8 weeks.
At this time it is still unclear as to his condition. We will post updates as we get them.