Random Reports Say Michael Wilbon Suffers Minor Heart Attack (Doing Well)

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Enough with reality getting into my Sports. Apparently Michael Wilbon suffered a minor heart attack and was rushed to the hospital at 3am Monday morning. I don't know how a whole day went by without anyone finding this out but reports are starting to come in now.

From Sports Media Watch....

Michael Wilbon acclaimed longtime colunmist (sic) at the Washington Post and Pardon the Interruption (PTI) co-host suffered a minor heart attack this morning. It was reported that at 3 a.m. he complained of chest pains to his wife who took him to the hospital. Doctors found minor blockage in his heart and performed an angioplasty, which successfully removed the blockage.

Though he is weary he is expected tom be back at his home in Scottsdale, Arizona tomorrow.

Our thoughts and for those who pray - prayers - are with you.
I am skeptical that the original story came from a site called "Pass the Word", but apparently Tony Kornheiser mentioned the chest pains during PTI this past evening. Also, friend and editor Roy S. Johnson (Men's Fitness) spoke with the PTI host earlier in this evening and confirmed everything is okay. Best wishes Mr. Wilbon.

Fan IQ also has a more eerie take on the situation.

Update: Here's the PTI clip in which Tony says he had chest pains. I'm just glad he's doing okay....

ESPNs Wilbon Has Heart Attack (Sports Media Watch)
Pardon the Interruption, But Michael Wilbon Had A Heart Attack (Madden Curse?) (FanIQ)

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 12:14 AM


It'll be interesting to see what TK has to say on his radio show tomorrow morning. Always a good listen.

Brett said...
Jan 29, 2008, 12:59:00 AM  

starting to think Tony didn't know about it till after his show today. Wilbon was supposed to be a guest, and he said "we trying to get him on".

Anonymous said...
Jan 29, 2008, 1:58:00 AM  

Did he have it after he got a shot of Dana Jacobson's package?

hollywood wags said...
Jan 29, 2008, 5:45:00 AM  

Emmitt: "You see, what his heart did, is what it done blowed up."

hollywood wags said...
Jan 29, 2008, 6:52:00 AM  

Yeah, TK was supposed to have had Wilbon on his show Monday, and mentioned they were trying to get him since he apparently wasn't answering the phone, since he was obviously at the hospital. It wasn't out of the ordinary since TK's show is on from 6-8 Arizona time, so TK naturally just probably assumed Wilbon was sleeping in or whatever. For those interested you can go to 3wtradio.com to get a link to the podcast of TK's show. It's usually up by noon Eastern.

Michael said...
Jan 29, 2008, 9:09:00 AM  

Bloggers wish you the best of luck, Wilbon, but would you do the same if the situations were reversed???

GMoney said...
Jan 29, 2008, 11:01:00 AM  

Thoughts and prayers to Wilbon and Bob Ryan (if this report is true).


Anonymous said...
Jan 29, 2008, 11:01:00 AM  

Well... This day is starting out bad and getting worse.

Anonymous said...
Jan 29, 2008, 11:08:00 AM  

There are two things in that picture I wish would die a slow painful death.

Mock turtlenecks under sport jackets. It's just ridiculous. Death to mock turtlenecks!!

Gibbon Jockey said...
Jan 29, 2008, 11:10:00 AM  

If only he wrote critically about college athletes, none of this would have happened!

hollywood wags said...
Jan 29, 2008, 11:20:00 AM  

Did Adande really say he was going to watch the E Fashion Police review of the SAG Awards?

Anonymous said...
Jan 29, 2008, 12:09:00 PM  

Did Adande really say he was going to watch the E Fashion Police review of the SAG Awards?

Anonymous said...
Jan 29, 2008, 12:09:00 PM  

I think he did Anon, and that's terrible about Bob Ryan's son.

Jan 29, 2008, 12:30:00 PM  

Here's another video of TK talking to his editor about Wilbon...


Jan 29, 2008, 10:08:00 PM  

I wish Michael well, but I also want to point out how bad a time this was for it (not that anytime is good). He lives in Scottsdale, the home city for much of ESPN's coverage of the Super Bowl. If he were healthy, all he would have had to do was drive, maybe even walk down to the set.

Dan LeBatard filled in for Mike today, from Miami.

Bob Ryan, all of my love to you as well. It is always heartbreaking when a parent buries a child.

Desmond said...
Jan 30, 2008, 6:32:00 PM  

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