Former Tennessee Titans running back LenDale White has revealed that he nearly lost his life to a heart attack at age 34.
During a meeting with the «I Am Athlete» podcast, White spoke at length about how his left anterior descending artery became clogged in 2019, which is what medical professionals sometimes refer to as the «widow maker» due to how severe it was. what was it.
White knows he was lucky.
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«Young guy [artery] it was blocked, and they had to inject two stents into my heart so my blood could flow again,» he explained.
«I never really knew all of that until recently. I got into it because I was too afraid to understand. When you’re 34 and you have a heart attack, it changes your life forever.»
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White said he only told a few about the situation, including one of the podcast’s hosts, Adam «Pacman» Jones, who was his teammate with the Titans.
Since that scare, however, White has been active in the gym, a place he didn’t even venture to during his playing days.
«Physique changed, and I definitely work out now. And I hate working out. I gave the dogs 1,000 yards and smoked kush every day. I never worked or squatted.»
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«When you want to save your life, yes, I will squat all day.»
White was a stud during his college days at the University of Southern California, racking up back-to-back seasons of at least 1,110 yards in 2004 and 2005 before declaring for the NFL Draft.
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The Titans selected White in the second round, but he only lasted four NFL seasons. He recently told the Titans’ team website that he battled depression and addiction during his time in the league, even considering suicide at the point where his career was coming to an end.