Ronnie Coleman is Once Again in the Hospital For His Tenth Surgery

Ronnie Coleman is heading back to the operating table.

Some times things go as planned. You make some changes to your lifestyle and you’re able to achieve what some would consider the impossible. Ronnie Coleman went from placing last at the Olympia to being one of the very best bodybuilders to ever compete. The kind of will and determination one must possess to go from last to first is truly staggering. That’s what makes all the recent hardships that Ronnie Coleman has faced even more difficult to watch. One of his most recent surgeries was chronicled and explored in our documentary film – Ronnie Coleman: The King.

Already being put through nine surgeries in the past, the hope was that Ronnie Coleman wouldn’t have to go under the knife again. But it seems that sometimes the fates can truly be cruel as the former eight time Mr. Olympia has checked into the hospital once again for his tenth surgery.

While it may be a bitter pill to swallow for his fans, Ronnie Coleman appears to be in good spirits heading into surgery. Few men could handle going from last place to first place and so too could few men handle going under the knife on ten different occasions. Ronnie Coleman just so happens to be the kind of man who could do both and still keep a smile on his face.


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Here we go again, this is surgery number 10 for me today. This is my third one this year as I had one back surgery in February, a fusion. Then I had another three weeks later to fix the screws that had broken from the surgery in February. I’m hoping and praying that this is my final surgery. I have four broken screws this time around. The Dr told me that he was taking all ten screws that’s in my back now out and replacing them with bigger screws. Hopefully this will fix my breaking screw problem for good. This is the fourth time the screws have broken on me. Say y’all please say a prayer for ya boy. My surgery will be in about two hours from now so I’ll Hollar back after surgery. Oh that look on my face is not from being on medication, that hasn’t happened yet. My wife was telling me to open my eyes.

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The Generation Iron team sends our best wishes to Ronnie Coleman and hope this surgery is a success.

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