EXCLUSIVE: LeBron James arrives at LA hospital to visit Bronny

LeBron James seen for the first time since son Bronny was rushed to ICU following cardiac arrest

  • Bronny James, 18, was taken ill during USC practice on Monday morning
  • LeBron is said to feel ‘scared and devastated’ by the shocking news this week 
  • DailyMail.com provides all the latest international sports news

LeBron James has been pictured arriving at the hospital where his son Bronny, 18, is being treated after his cardiac arrest on Monday.

Bronny was taken ill at practice and was rushed to hospital from USC’s Galen Center on Monday morning.

He is in a stable condition and has been released from intensive care. James, 38, was pictured arriving at the Cedars Sinai hospital in Los Angeles on Tuesday evening, wearing a mask.

DailyMail.Com reported earlier on Tuesday that Lakers star James is ‘scared and devastated’ by the shock news. 

Bronny, who recently committed to the Trojans, was rushed to hospital in an ambulance after a 911 call was made at 9.26am Monday.

LeBron James has been pictured arriving to visit son Bronny, 18, in hospital in Los Angeles

LeBron’s son was taken ill at practice with USC on Monday but is in a stable condition 

Lakers star James, 38, was wearing a mask as he arrived at the Cedars Sinai hospital in LA 

James is said to be ‘scared and devastated’ after the shocking news over his son’s health 

Bronny was rushed to hospital on Monday morning – his family confirmed the diagnosis through a statement on Tuesday but LeBron is yet to speak publicly about his son 

James and his wife Savannah said in a statement that they ‘send their deepest thanks and appreciation to the USC medical and athletic staff’

The incident is believed to have been a Code 3, which signifies the seriousness of the call as it requires ambulance lights and sirens.

A spokesman for the James family said on Tuesday: ‘Yesterday while practicing Bronny James suffered a cardiac arrest. Medical staff was able to treat Bronny and take him to the hospital. He is now in stable condition and no longer in ICU.

‘We ask for respect and privacy for the James family and we will update media when there is more information. 

‘LeBron and Savannah wish to publicly send their deepest thanks and appreciation to the USC medical and athletic staff for their incredible work and dedication to the safety of their athletes.’

Damar Hamlin, the Buffalo Bills safety who had an on-field cardiac arrest during an NFL game, led the well-wishes being sent to Bronny on Tuesday.

‘Prayers to Bronny & The James family as well,’ Hamlin tweeted alongside a praying emoji. ‘Here for you guys just like you have been for me my entire process.’ 

Hamlin, 25, suffered cardiac arrest on January 2 when he collapsed on the field during the Bills’ Week 17 game against the Cincinnati Bengals and had to be resuscitated.

The NFL safety has made a miraculous recovery and has been cleared to continue his career.

James has previously spoken of his dream of playing in the NBA alongside Bronny (right) 

Bronny (left) pictured with brother Bryce (center) and their mother Savannah 

LeBron has been public in the past about his dream of playing alongside Bronny in the NBA.

This season, the Lakers star became the all-time leading points score in NBA history. 

‘I need to be on the floor with my boy, I got to be on the floor with Bronny,’ James said earlier this year.

‘Either in the same uniform or a matchup against him… But I would love to do the whole Ken Griffey Sr. and Jr. thing. That would be ideal for sure.’

But speaking in May, James appeared to cool his tone on playing with his son – seemingly to lower the sense of expectation around him.

‘I’ve done what I’ve had to do in this league, and my son is going to take his journey,’ he said. 

Bronny, pictured in action in January 2023, is a highly-rated basketball prospect 

‘And whatever his journey, however his journey lays out, he’s going to do what’s best for him. And as his dad, and his mom, Savannah, and his brother and sister, we’re going to support him in whatever he decides to do. 

‘So, just because that’s my aspiration or my goal, doesn’t mean it’s his. And I’m absolutely OK with that.’

Now, cardiologists have warned that Bronny’s career – which was only just beginning following his high school graduation – could already be over.

Dr Christopher Tanayan told DailyMail.com: ‘If they find something that puts him at a high risk for sudden death then that … may make or break his career.’

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