JJ Watt made a shocking revelation hours before the team’s game on Sunday.
Watt revealed that he had an Atrial fibrillation on Wednesday, had his heart shocked into place back into rhythm on Thursday, and is now playing in Sunday’s game against the Panthers.
I was just told somebody leaked some personal information about me and it’s going to be reported on today.
I went into A-Fib on Wednesday, had my heart shocked back into rhythm on Thursday and I’m playing today.
— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) October 2, 2022
According to the Cleveland Clinic, atrial fibrillation is an irregular heart rhythm that begins in the heart’s upper chambers that can lead to “fast, chaotic heart rhythm.”
Via Cleveland Clinic
Atrial fibrillation (also called Afib or AF) is an irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia) that begins in the upper (atria) of your heart. If you have atrial fibrillation, the normal cycle of electrical impulses in your heart is interrupted. This leads to a fast, chaotic heart rhythm and poor movement of blood from your atria to your lower chambers (ventricles).
Fans reacted to Watt playing on Sunday after his heart issue.
I’m very glad JJ Watt is OK and ‘No big deal I had to have my heart shocked back into rhythm, I’m playing today,’ is the most football player shit of all time
— Peter Bukowski (@Peter_Bukowski) October 2, 2022
JJ Watt just casually got on Twitter and said “I kinda died but I’ll be playing football today.” What the hell is this sport man.
— Steelers STINK (@Notdojaaa) October 2, 2022
JJ Watt: yeah just wanted to tell you guys before the media does that I almost died this week. I’m playing today that’s all okay have a great day!
— Austin (@AStheGOAT24) October 2, 2022