SEATTLE — Bill Russell was reportedly hospitalized in Washington on Friday with apparent heart issues, according to TMZ.
TMZ reports Russell was taken in an ambulance from his Seattle home Friday night and rushed to a local hospital.
Russell reportedly was experiencing heart trouble and shortness of breath, but tweeted Saturday afternoon that he was fine after the trip to the hospital.
Thank you everyone for the kind thoughts, yes I was taken to the hospital last night & as my wife likes to remind me I don’t drink enough. On my way home & as most my friends know I don’t have a heart to give me trouble @NBA @celtics @TMZ @TMZLive @NBAonTNT @MSNBC @YahooSports— TheBillRussell (@RealBillRussell) May 19, 2018
Russell eventually made it home, just in time to watch the Celtics take on the Cavaliers in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals.
Back home got my water getting ready for the #CelticsVsCavs Go get a win @celtics @celticslife @nbcsports @si @espn @twittersports #CUsRise @thescore @tmzsports @bleacherreport Thank You again to everyone for the well wishes strange to read them when ur still alive! @NBA @msnbc pic.twitter.com/D030VhOWvd— TheBillRussell (@RealBillRussell) May 19, 2018
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The Celtics legend was also hospitalized in 2014 after collapsing at a speaking engagement, but recovered.
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