LeBron James Says Family 'So Grateful' for Support After Bronny’s Hospitalization

Earlier this week, the 18-year-old was reported to have been hospitalized after suffering cardiac arrest.

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lebron james and bronny on the court

LeBron James says he and his family are “grateful” for the love and prayers they’ve received following Bronny James’ reported cardiac arrest and hospitalization. 

“I want to thank the countless people sending my family love and prayers,” LeBron said in a tweet shared Thursday. “We feel you and I’m so grateful. Everyone doing great. We have our family together, safe and healthy, and we feel your love. Will have more to say when we’re ready but I wanted to tell everyone how much your support has meant to all of us!”

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As previously reported, Bronny was hospitalized this week after suffering cardiac arrest while practicing. A family spokesperson later said Bronny, 18, was in stable condition and "no longer in ICU" following the incident.

After news of the hospitalization first broke, Shareef O'Neal spoke out against a troll’s thoughtless remarks about his own health scare back in 2018. In short, the troll in question had tagged O’Neal in a post telling him to “stay yo ass away from” LeBron’s son.

“Bronny started hanging with Shareef and now look,” the post read.

Addressing the troll in a since-removed tweet, O’Neal noted how “very disrespectful” these comments were.

“I’ve been around Bronny for a very long time before this happened … I’ll pray for you,” he said, telling the person they “need help.”

In May, Bronny announced his commitment to the USC Trojans. Addressing his son’s decision in a subsequent interview, LeBron called the day “one of the best” of his life.

“I’m super proud of him, our family is proud of him,” he said at the time. “For me personally, it’s even more special to me because it’s the first time someone out of my family can go to college. Obviously, I didn’t go to college. It’s just a proud moment to see my son go to college, and he’s the first one to go college in my family. Super duper proud, super emotional, but just super, super duper excited and happy for his journey.”

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