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Bodybuilding Legend Flex Wheeler Undergoes Emergency Surgery, Right Leg Partially Amputated

As EIN News reported, the 54-year-old Flex Wheeler had part of his right leg amputated after complications during emergency surgery last week. The reason for the surgery is unclear, but his latest setback has shocked many of his fans. At this time we don’t have much more nformation about the reports of Wheeler’s emergency surgery.

On his official Instagram profile a post was released on Monday with recovery wishes, stating that the amputation seems to have occurred below the right knee. However, we would like to emphasize that the majority of the current messages are based on hearsay and therefore there is always a risk of misinformation.

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Legendary Body Builder Flex Wheeler Underwent Emergency Surgery More information and updates will be released as they become available. LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, UNITED STATES, October 20, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — LAS VEGAS – Kenneth "FLEX" Wheeler, the legendary/iconic professional bodybuilder and 4 time winner of the Arnold Classic, underwent emergency surgery last week which required the partial amputation of his right leg. Arnold Schwarzenegger once described “FLEX” as one of the greatest bodybuilders he had ever seen. Ronnie Coleman, who won the Mr. Olympia title 8 times in a row has stated that “FLEX” was the best bodybuilder he competed against. More information and updates will be released as they become available. Kenneth Reaves FUSE +1 404-523-9177

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Kenneth “Flex” Wheeler is a legendary pro bodybuilder and four time winner of the Arnold Classic bodybuilding competition. Although he had never earned a Mr. Olympia title during his extraordinary career – he is known by many to be one of the aesthetic and best looking bodybuilders of all time. This includes Arnold Schwarzenegger, who had previously described Flex Wheeler as one of the greatest bodybuilders he had ever seen.

In 1994, Wheeler was involved in a terrible car crash, leaving him with a broken neck, but he made a miraculous comeback a year after his near-fatal collision, winning the Iron Man Pro Invitational contest before finishing runner-up in the Arnold Classic the same year.

In 1998 Wheeler discovered he had focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, a form of kidney disease, which he said was inherited and extremely rare, although studies have shown that many years of steroid use might have contributed to his illness. He needed a kidney transplant in 2004, a year during which he announced his first retirement from the sport at age 37.

In 2017, Flex did an astonishing bodybuilding comeback at the age of 52 and finished at the 15th place at the Olympia Classic Physique.

 


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