News broke last week that former NFL running back star Peyton Hillis is in the hospital intensive care after suffering a swimming accident while trying to save his children in Florida.
The former Cleveland Browns star had to be helicoptered to the helicopter on Jan. 4.
He had suffered “significant trauma” to his kidneys and lungs, but Hillis’ uncle Greg sent one message Saying:
“I just wanted to let everyone on Razorback Nation know that Peyton is doing better. He is still in intensive care and has some problems with his kidneys and lungs, but doctors say he is doing better.
I just wanted to forestall any rumors that might be circulated. I’m sure he wants everyone to know that he appreciates all the prayers thrown up for him!”
It’s still unclear how he sustained kidney and lung injuries while rescuing his children at sea, but he was reportedly coughing up sand.
It was great to know that his condition was improving, although he still had a long way to go.
With that said, Hillis’ friend, singer and actress Angela Cole gave us an even better update last night.
She shared on her Instagram account:
“A hero. So proud of this man and so incredibly grateful for the family and this incredible hospital. Peyton is off the ventilator and on the mend.
Please keep praying as he still has a long way to go but thank you for all your prayers, love and support so far. It really makes all the difference. Today was a good day.”
It’s incredible news considering that just a few days ago, fans, family and friends held a prayer vigil for the 36-year-old in Arkansas TMZ.
Our thoughts and prayers remain with Hillis and his family.
https://www.whiskeyriff.com/2023/01/12/peyton-hillis-reportedly-off-ventilator-remains-in-icu-as-condition-continues-to-improve/ Peyton Hillis was reportedly “out of breath” and coughing up sand after rescuing his children from the ocean