Chris Dickerson continues to fight for his life.
Legendary bodybuilder Bill Pearl has given an update about his great friend 1982 Mr. Olympia winner Chris Dickerson.
Last week, Evolutionofbodybuilding.net published the news that Chris fell and broke his hip and while in hospital, Chris also suffered a major heart attack.
According to Bill Pearl, Chris is still fighting for his life and he is at a very delicate moment in his recovery.
March 21, 2020
I just received a message from my Facebook friend Doug Cureton who lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, regarding an update on Chris Dickerson.
Chris has been on a ventilator in the ICU at Holy Cross Hospital since Friday (3/13/20). They have made several attempts to bring him off it, but his heart is not strong enough. They called this morning (3/19/20) and he is now in surgery to receive a pacemaker. (further information as of today (3/21/20) said they also inserted a cardiac catheter which should come out later today)
Hopefully this will help his heart enough to get him breathing on his own. As of now he is reported to be in stable condition.
The hospital has asked that people DO NOT CALL as they are overwhelmed with Coronavirus care needs.
We are gratified that we have had over 46,000 responses since posting this information. I only wish we could let Chris know, I am sure it would make him stronger. – Bill Pearl