Fitness Icon Placed into Medically Induced Coma After Possible Overdose

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August 10, 2017

A fitness icon is now fighting for his life after police responded to a medical emergency. Rich Paina, a professional bodybuilder and social media influencer, was placed into a medically induced coma this week.

The announcement comes as a response to a medical issue Piana was having when officials arrived at his house. Emergency crews were told Piana possibly overdosed, according to TMZ.

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Upon arriving, they found Rich unresponsive. He was taken to a local hospital and is currently being treated. There is no word yet on the expected outcome. His company has released a statement asking fans for their "thoughts and prayers."

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Piana is famous int he fitness industry for winning numerous bodybuilding championships. In recent years, Piana became a person of controversy for alleged steroid use and abuse.

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He has also become a social media sensation. He has gathered over 1 million followers on his online platform.

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