Rich Piana is a famous bodybuilder, and he recently collapsed at home after which the police found 20 bottles of various illegal substances at his home. The 46-year-old social media star was placed into an induced coma after he had suffered “a medical emergency,” according to TMZ Sports.
His girlfriend Chanel tried to catch him as he lost consciousness and collapsed in the bathroom, but she couldn’t due to his enormous size. The 911 operator told her to perform CPR on him, but she was unable to revive him. The ambulance arrived at his Florida home at 1:30 pm on Monday and rushed him to the hospital.
Law enforcement sources told the celebrity news website: “Emergency personnel responded to a possible overdose call at Piana’s home on Monday afternoon. When they arrived, Piana was unresponsive and was transported to a nearby hospital where he was placed into a medically induced coma.”
Later on, the police found bottles of testosterone and his girlfriend admitted that he has been using them for more than 20 years. She posted a picture of the pair on Instagram and wrote: “I just want to be clear [Piana] is STILL ALIVE. All myself and his family are asking for is positive thoughts, prayers, and love.”
Piana has competed and won in numerous bodybuilding competitions, but last year he admitted that he took illegal performance enhancers. This guy also revealed his unconventional fitness regime which consisted of a massive steroid cycle which included “protein shakes big enough to drown a toddler in.”
He explained that he was never joking with steroids use and how he understood the “on/off cycles” and he said that everyone in the competitive bodybuilding had to use performance-enhancing substances to be successful.
He stated: “If you have the choice to stay natural or do steroids, stay natural. There’s no reason to do steroids, you’re only hurting your body, you’re hurting yourself. If you want to become a professional bodybuilder, guess what – you’re probably going to have to do ‘em. You’re not going to have a choice.”