Fitness Icon Placed into Medically Induced Coma After Possible Overdose

August 10, 2017Aug 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.

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."

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.

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

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