Lesnar’s Med Scare: ‘I had a hole in my stomach’

Brock Lesnar appeared on ESPN this morning to discuss what he characterized as an astonishing recovery from a condition known as diverticulitis.

Brock Lesnar Dana White

(Dana White, Brock Lesnar this morning on ESPN)

Diverticulitis, which usually afflicts the elderly, involves the weakening of the colon walls and, in extreme cases, can lead to the actual perforation of the colon. Lesnar confirmed during his interview that doctors in South Dakota and at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota told him he had “a hole in my colon” and that he was on the brink of having his colon removed.

But after a recovery that caused him to lose 40 pounds in 11 days, Lesnar claims that his diverticulitis completely disappeared. Lesnar said, “it was a miracle.”

Lesnar said he then subsequently gained 30 pounds and that he’s completely healthy now.

So how did Lesnar get to the point of suffering such an extreme case of Diverticulitis at such a young age?

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Steroids Can ‘Mask’ Diagnosis of Lesnar Disease

WCCO-AM in Minneapolis sources that Brock Lesnar has a case of diverticulitis, which is “a disease where small pouches form in the digestive system.”

Brock Lesnar

I’m by no means accusing Brock Lesnar of doing steroids, but a quick check on the diagnosis of diverticulitis reveals that steroid use can sometimes play a significant role in masking early symptoms. Read more…