Flex Wheeler has revealed that he has been diagnosed with COVID-19 in recent Instagram post.
The Olympia 2021 has been well underway – and if you weren’t paying attention, you might be forgiven to think that COVID-19 is no longer with us. The event has been filled with excitement and is far more back to normal than it was in 2020. That being said, the pandemic is certainly still affecting world – and it seems that a legendary bodybuilder is the latest to become ill with the virus. Pro bodybuilding legend Flex Wheeler has announced that he was diagnosed with COVID-19.
Flex Wheeler was set to be a part of the Olympia 2021 events in some capacity – but has been noticeably absent so far. Now we know why, Flex Wheeler took to Instagram, showing him in what looks to be a hospital bed. He stated that he had been diagnosed with COVID-19 and is determined to recover smoothly.
Flex Wheeler is known across the bodybuilding community as one of the greatest pro bodybuilders to ever live. While he does not hold an Olympia title under his belt, is often seen by both fans and athletes like to have one of the greatest physiques of all time. He was a competitor during the 90s era of the sport – which has become more and more known as a second Golden Era.
In 2017, Flex Wheeler made a comeback in the Classic Physique division to much fanfare. He received a standing ovation during his last posing routine at the Olympia 2017. Two years later, in 2019, tragedy struck. His leg was amputated due to a life threatening medical situation. It was a very emotional time – but Wheeler maintained his strength and has recovered gracefully and adapted to a new future with only one leg.
Now it seems Flex Wheeler will face another medical challenge. While it seems so far that Wheeler is in good health. He states in his comments that the COVID-19 virus “is nothing to smirk at!” Despite this, Wheeler has always been a man who faces challenges head on. He has an athlete’s willpower – and that may help him stay strong should his health turn for the worse.
For now, we simply hope that the virus remains mild and that Flex Wheeler recovers without issue.