What Is Bodybuilder Ronnie Coleman Age 54 Doing Now? Surgery Talks
Success comes with sacrifices. Unfortunately for Ronnie Coleman, it came at the cost of something which he is most proud about, his physique.
A retired American professional bodybuilder holding the record with eight consecutive Mr. Olympia titles, Ronnie Dean Coleman is considered one of the greatest athlete in the sport. However, an unprecedented success came to him at the cost of surgery, one after another. What once was a physique people dreamed of, turned into a body people got scared of.
Nevertheless, with a never-say-die attitude and a no-regret policy, Ronnie continues to cherish life, be it in a treadmill or a wheelchair. He has also got his biggest motivator right beside him in every step of the way in the form of his wife.
One Surgery After Another
Bodybuilding, as attractive as it seems, comes with a consequence. Besides the apparent physical effort to put, it has an unseen struggle behind the scenes. With injuries right, left, and center due to the relentless workout sessions, surgery for injuries faced, comes in as part and parcel of the game.
Same goes in the case of Ronnie. Considered by many as the greatest bodybuilder to ever live on the planet, Ronnie Coleman has had a series of surgery one after another.
At age 55, Ronnie is recovering from yet another surgery on his back. Already after going through nine previous surgeries, fate remained unkind to the bodybuilder as on 19 September 2018, he got admitted to the hospital for his tenth surgery.
Ronnie Coleman on the beds of a hospital before his tenth surgery. (Photo: ronniecoleman8' Instagram)
In an Instagram post, Ronnie updated his fans about his health situation with a caption that read,
“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.”
Following his tenth surgery news, fans all over the world prayed for the health of the former bodybuilder. The outcome from the prayers was positive as Ronnie himself shared the story of his successful surgery on Instagram,
“Just wanted everybody to know that the surgery was a huge success. Have a scar from my ass all the way up to my ribs. Will be in the hospital all weekend though to control this massive pain.”
With wheelchair a constant necessity for the bodybuilder in his recovery phase, he is now very active in his Youtube channel.
On the occasion of his channel RCSS tv recently hitting 500K subscribers, the bodybuilder shared all his favorite workout videos of the past on YouTube.
Whereabouts In 2019
Carrying the daunting task of bodybuilding, Ronnie Coleman faced a lot of complexities in his body. He would recover from an injury and land into another surgery in no time.
Under such circumstances, he bid farewell to the competitive bodybuilding scene and spends most of his time with family and friends. The 55-year-old often posts pictures together with her daughter and family on his Instagram.
Ronnie Coleman at the launch of his book in September 2019 (Photo: Ronnie Coleman's Instagram)
Though he is enjoying life to it's fullest, injuries seem to bother him ever now and then. In January 2019, he underwent a Level Neck fusion surgery with a possibility of spine correctory surgery in the future.
Even though he is going through a lot in life, he continues to inspire others with his life journey which he has embedded into his new book released on 20 September 2019. Apart from that the eight-time Mr. Olympia Champion spirts was going high for Ronnie as he predicted the winner of 2019 Olympia in a video, showing off some skills of his own in the guy.
Workout and Wife Completes Ronnie’s Life
Despite facing some of the most challenging and painful injuries in his career, Ronnie’s love for workouts hasn't yet diminished one percent.
The bodybuilder, after ten surgeries in his body, still works out like a beast.
His unparalleled motivation for working out was displayed in March 2018, where the actor immediately started a workout after finishing his recovery phase after his ninth surgery.
Like always, he posted on his Instagram account behind the reason for working out so early after surgery.
“I’m just training so my body doesn’t atrophy as much as it already has at the moment.”
His never-ending love for a workout is shared by one other thing in life, his wife, Susan Coleman. A longtime girlfriend to Ronnie, the couple performed their wedding nuptials on 11 April 2016. The couple has two daughters, namely Valencia and Jamilah.
After a short marriage stint with his former wife Rouaida Christine Achkar, Ronnie has been with what he believes is the love of his life in the form of Susan. With continuous support received from his wife to overcome every surgery he undergoes, the duo has always openly expressed their love for each other.
Ronnie Coleman with his wife Susan on their wedding day. (Photo: ronniecoleman8' Instagram)
Standing in at the height of 5 feet 11 inches (1.80m), Ronnie once had body measurements every other bodybuilder envied about. Due to his unprecedented records, the bodybuilder currently enjoys a net worth of $2million.
With time and infinite surgeries, one of the toughest people to live in the world has seen some significant lows in his life. Nevertheless, with continuous support from his wife, children, and his fans all over the world, Ronnie Coleman continues to add chapters in his life overcoming every obstacle set in his path.