Ronnie Coleman Recovering From Spinal Surgery

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for MuscleSport Mag

Published: January 8, 2012

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Only someone as resilient as an 8-time Mr. Olympia can undergo a delicate spinal procedure and call it “cosmetic surgery.” Big Ron Coleman is home now and on the mend from a late December hospital stay at which he had a Cervical Disectomy Fusion of his C4-C5, C5-C6 and C6-C7 and downplayed it as much on his Twitter account.

“I’m going home,” he tweeted on December 29. “Cosmetic surgery was a huge success. I’ll be back on stage in a couple of weeks.”

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Coleman further tweeted that he had the operation to add more size to his already massive frame. “It never hurts to get bigger.”

The 5’11”, 330-pound former champion has not competed since placing fourth at the 2007 Olympia but has never officially announced his retirement and seems to enjoy frequent rumors of his impending return. Coleman has kept himself busy with guest posing appearances in the years following his record-tying Sandow run (1998 to 2005), as recent as December’s IFBB Pro  World Masters.

RON COLEMAN CONTEST HISTORY

  • 1990 Mr. Texas (Heavyweight & Overall)
  • 1991 World Amateur Championships (Heavyweight)
  • 1995 Canada Pro Cup
  • 1996 Canada Pro Cup
  • 1997 Grand Prix Russia
  • 1998 Night of Champions
  • 1998 Toronto Pro Invitational
  • 1998 Mr. Olympia
  • 1998 Grand Prix Finland
  • 1998 Grand Prix Germany
  • 1999 Mr. Olympia
  • 1999 World Pro Championships
  • 1999 Grand Prix England
  • 2000 Mr. Brody Langley
  • 2000 Grand Prix England
  • 2000 World Pro Championships
  • 2000 Mr. Olympia
  • 2001 Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic
  • 2001 Mr. Olympia
  • 2001 New Zealand Grand Prix
  • 2002 Mr. Olympia
  • 2002 Grand Prix Holland
  • 2003 Mr. Olympia
  • 2003 Grand Prix Russia
  • 2004 Mr. Olympia
  • 2004 Grand Prix England
  • 2004 Grand Prix Holland
  • 2004 Grand Prix Russia
  • 2005 Mr. Olympia
  • 2006 Grand Prix Austria – IFBB, 2nd
  • 2006 Grand Prix Holland – IFBB, 2nd
  • 2006 Grand Prix Romania – IFBB, 2nd
  • 2006 Olympia – IFBB, 2nd
  • 2007 Olympia – IFBB, 4th

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    He’ll be dead in 5 years.

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