'UFC' legend Randy Couture is speaking out after suffering a major heart attack and is clearing up any rumors he might have died from the incident.
“Contrary to recent rumors I have not kicked the bucket yet. I am alive and well. Special thanks to the amazing staff at Cedars Sinai Hospital. From the ER to cardiac icu thanks for taking care of me," Couture said in statement.
He explained his current condition and how he ended up in the ICU, saying, "I’m one of those people that has crazy thick blood and nominally high bad cholesterol. Unfortunately, those 2 factors combined to create a nice clot occluding my Diagonal artery. The Cath lab at Cedars got right on it, cleared it out and placed a stint in its place. Thanks to all of you out there expressing your concern. Your love and support mean the world to me and my family. Live your lives to the fullest. You never know when you’ll draw that last breath in!"
Earlier this week, Randy “The Natural” Couture was admitted to Cedars Sinai Hospital after suffering a hearty attack.
A representative for the fighter says, "During a workout at Randy’s LA training home Unbreakable Performance in West Hollywood, CA, Randy experienced discomfort in what he initially thought was an offset rib or vertebrae. He tried working on a roller to relieve the problem - but that was not successful."
Incredibly, Randy finished the entire workout while likely having the beginnings of a heart attack.
The spokesperson continued, "Shortly thereafter, he drove home and attempted to rest. When the radiating chest pain did not cease, he recognized something was wrong."
Randy walked himself several blocks nearby emergency room instead of driving in LA traffic. Doctors performed an EKG informed Randy he had a heart attack, and would require immediate surgery.
According to Randy's camp, the surgery was successful and "Randy is now out of intensive care, stable, in good spirits, and well on his way to a speedy and full recovery."
Randy Couture is one of the most decorated fighters in mixed martial arts history. Couture has competed in a record 16 title fight and holds the record for the most wins in UFC Heavyweight Championship bouts with six.