Pro Bodybuilder John Meadows suffers heart attack.

We cannot get a break in 2020 with all the negativity surrounding the sport of bodybuilding and fitness.

Just a few days ago, Luke Sandoe, one of the most popular bodybuilders passed away at the young age of 33 and now we get the news that Pro Bodybuilder John Meadows has been admitted to hospital.

Mary Meadows, John’s wife, confirmed that John suffered a heart attack via his official Facebook page.

The cause could be because of a blood clotting disorder.

The post in full:

“This is Mary, John has suffered a heart attack today. His blood vessels appear to be fine. Potentially a clotting disorder with his blood. He is in the hospital now. Please keep him in your prayers. Thank you!” – Mary Meadows.




John has stepped away from the contest stage, but that has not kept him away from the sport of bodybuilding. John has become one of the top coaches in the industry.

Fouad Abiad also left a post on his official Instagram page:

We at Evolutionofbodybuilding.net pray for John to have a speedy recovery and back to enjoying time with his family.


Contest History

1997
Physique – NPC, Light-HeavyWeight, 2nd

1998
Junior USA – NPC, Light-HeavyWeight, 6th

1999
Jan Tana Amateur – NPC, Overall Winner
Jan Tana Amateur – NPC, HeavyWeight, 1st
USA Championships – NPC, HeavyWeight, 4th

2000
USA Championships – NPC, HeavyWeight, 8th

2001
Collegiate Nationals – NPC, Overall Winner
Collegiate Nationals – NPC, HeavyWeight, 1st
USA Championships – NPC, HeavyWeight, 13th

2002
Eastern USA Championships – NPC, HeavyWeight, 3rd
Nationals – NPC, HeavyWeight, 10th

2004
North American Championships – IFBB, HeavyWeight, 4th

2005
Los Angeles Championships – NPC, HeavyWeight, 4th
USA Championships – NPC, HeavyWeight, 13th

2007
North American Championships – IFBB, HeavyWeight, Did not place

2010
North American Championships – IFBB, Light-HeavyWeight, 12th

2011
North American Championships – IFBB, HeavyWeight, 9th

2012
Masters Nationals – NPC, Masters 40+ HeavyWeight, 2nd
North American Championships – IFBB, Masters 35+ HeavyWeight, 7th
North American Championships – IFBB, Masters 40+ HeavyWeight, 2nd
North American Championships – IFBB, HeavyWeight, 7th

2013
Masters Nationals – NPC, Masters 35+ Super-HeavyWeight, 3rd
Masters Nationals – NPC, Masters 40+ Super-HeavyWeight, 2nd

2014
Masters Nationals – NPC, Masters 35+ Super-HeavyWeight, 2nd
Masters Nationals – NPC, Masters 40+ Super-HeavyWeight, 4th
Nationals – NPC, HeavyWeight, 6th
Team Universe Championships – NPC, Masters 35+ HeavyWeight, 6th
Team Universe Championships – NPC, Masters 40+ HeavyWeight, 5th

2015
Tampa Pro Championships – IFBB, LightWeight, 3rd
Team Universe Championships – NPC, Masters 40+ HeavyWeight, 1st
Team Universe Championships – NPC, Masters Overall Winner
Team Universe Championships – NPC, Masters MiddleWeight, 1st
Texas Pro Championships – IFBB, LightWeight, 5th
Vancouver Pro Championships – IFBB, LightWeight, 5th

2016
Arctic Pro – IFBB, LightWeight, 5th
Arnold Classic – IFBB, LightWeight, 9th
Charlotte Pro – IFBB, LightWeight, 6th
Chicago Pro Championships – IFBB, LightWeight, 10th
Europa Dallas – IFBB, LightWeight, 4th
Toronto Pro – IFBB, LightWeight, 10th

2017
California Pro – IFBB, Did not place
Muscle Mayhem Kansas Pro – IFBB, 14th