Olympic Gymnast, Mary Lou Retton Breaks Silence on Health Battle

Mary Lou Retton Breaks Silence on Health Battle

Olympic Gymnast, Mary Lou Retton Breaks Silence on Health Battle

The legendary Olympian, Mary Lou Retton has resurfaced, speaking out after her recent health struggles. The 55-year-old gymnastics icon had been hospitalized in the ICU, battling a rare form of pneumonia, which had her fans and the world at large deeply concerned. However, her family’s latest update reveals that Mary Lou is now on the road to recovery.

In an Instagram post made on October 30, Mary Lou expressed her immense gratitude for the love and support she received during her health crisis. She touched the hearts of many when she wrote, “I am beyond blessed to have the opportunity to make this statement. I am overwhelmed with the love and support from the world as I fight. I am forever grateful to you all!” These words reflect her strength and the strength she draws from the support of her well-wishers.

Mary Lou Retton also provided some insight into her ongoing recovery process, sharing, “I’m with family, continuing to slowly recover and staying very positive as I know this recovery is a long and slow process.” Her positive outlook on the challenging journey ahead is truly inspiring.

Mary Lou Retton Instagram Post
Mary Lou Retton Instagram Post

While Mary Lou acknowledged the importance of her privacy during this time, she assured her fans and supporters that she plans to share more about her health issues when the time is right. In her words, “When the time is right, I will be sharing more information about my health issues, and hope I can help others who may face the same battle as me. I love you all.”

This update comes after her daughter, McKenna Kelley, initially shared the news of her mother’s health issues and kept concerned fans informed about the gymnast’s progress. McKenna expressed her gratitude for the outpouring of love and support from the community and medical professionals as Mary Lou fought her health battle.

Mary Lou Retton, a gymnastics legend renowned for her historic achievements, particularly at the 1984 Olympics, has demonstrated not only her athletic prowess but also her indomitable spirit and resilience in the face of adversity. As her recovery continues, Mary Lou’s fans around the world are rooting for her, sending their love and well wishes to this remarkable athlete.

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