Former Olympian Mary Lou Retton broke her silence on Instagram on Monday after being hospitalized with a rare type of pneumonia earlier this month.
According to reports, Retton was discharged from the hospital on October 23rd. post From my daughter, McKenna Kelly. However, since his hospitalization, the public had no news of the former Olympian’s whereabouts until Monday.
“I am so honored to have the opportunity to make this statement. I am overwhelmed by all the love and support from around the world during my fight. I will be forever grateful to everyone.” Retton I have written. “I am continuing my slow recovery with my family and am staying very positive as I know this recovery will be a long and slow process. Thank you for respecting my privacy at this time. ”
Reports about Retton’s health flooded social media after Kelly launched the fundraiser. spot fund, Retton was admitted to the intensive care unit and described as “fighting for his life.” Kelly also said Retton was battling a “rare form of pneumonia” and was unable to “breathe on his own.” (Related article: Legendary Olympian suffers ‘terrible setback’ during battle with pneumonia)
Details of Retton’s health issues and recovery process have not been disclosed, but the former olympic athlete She said she would eventually share her story.
“When the time is right, I hope to share more information about my health issues and help others who may be facing the same battle as me. I love you all. ,” Retton wrote. (Related: Hans von Spakovsky and Sarah Parshall Perry: Liberal hypocrites are destroying women’s sports)
Retton won the gold medal in the individual all-around gymnastics event at the 1984 Olympics. Los Angeles. In the same year, she also won her four medals, most She won the award for gymnast of the year.