Bronny James Released From Hospital After Suffering Cardiac Arrest

Bronny James and LeBron James (Credit: Intsagram/@bronnyjames)

Bronny James, the 18-year-old son of Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James, has been released from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center after going into cardiac arrest earlier this week during basketball practice at USC, the hospital said Thursday.

“Thanks to the swift and effective response by the USC athletics’ medical staff, Bronny James was successfully treated for a sudden cardiac arrest,” Dr. Merije T. Chukumerije said in a statement on the hospital website. “He arrived at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center fully conscious, neurologically intact and stable.”

Chukumerije added that the teen is resting at home.

“Mr. James was cared for promptly by highly-trained staff and has been discharged home, where he is resting. Although his workup will be ongoing, we are hopeful for his continued progress and are encouraged by his response, resilience, and his family and community support,” the statement said.

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Bronny was hospitalized on Monday, July 24. The teenager is a freshman and was preparing for his first season with the Trojans basketball team when he went into cardiac arrest.

Earlier on Thursday, LeBron James released a statement on social media thanking friends and fans for their support.

“I want to thank the countless people sending my family love and prayers,” James wrote on Twitter.

“We feel you and I’m so grateful. Everyone [is] doing great. We have our family together, safe and healthy, and we feel your love. Will have more to say when we’re ready but I wanted to tell everyone how much your support has meant to all of us!” he added.

CNN reported Wednesday that the teen underwent cardiac screenings several months ago as part of a program for prospective NBA players.

The outlet said the screenings included a transthoracic echocardiogram to check blood flow through the heart and heart valves, along with an EKG, to check the heart’s electrical activity. Both screenings came back with normal results, CNN reported.