‘Get an ambulance here now!’ Frantic 911 call for Bronny James released

Bronny James, the 18-year-old son of NBA player LeBron James, went into cardiac arrest during basketball practice earlier this week and audio of the frantic 911 call has been obtained by TMZ Sports.

“Listen … listen to me,” an emotionally distraught male can be heard telling the 911 dispatcher on Monday. “Get an ambulance here now.”

“All right, sir, we’re going to send help,” the dispatcher replied. “Don’t hang up, sir, don’t hang up.”

The dispatcher asked the male to get next to the person in distress and asked for his age, before inquiring if there was a doctor or nurse present — the Los Angeles Fire Department redacted a significant portion of the call so it’s not clear if the caller identified Bronny James as the patient.

“No, there’s no doctor,” the caller replied.

“Help is already on the way, OK, get next to him with the phone,” the dispatcher reassured the caller. “We’re already on the way. … Fire department, paramedics are already on the way.”

James was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical and the hospital said on Thursday that he had been released.

Dr. Merije Chukumerije, a cardiologist at Cedars-Sinai spoke positively about the teen’s recovery.

“Although his work-up will be ongoing, we are hopeful for his continued progress and are encouraged by his response, resilience, and his family and community support,” Dr. Chukumerije said, according to KABC.

He also complimented the “swift and effective response” of the USC athletics medical staff, saying of James: “He arrived at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center fully conscious, neurologically intact and stable.”

Lebron James took to Twitter on Thursday to thank people for their support.

“I want to thank the countless people sending my family love and prayers. We feel you and I’m so grateful,” the left-wing player tweeted. “Everyone doing great. We have our family together, safe and healthy, and we feel your love. Will have more to say when we’re ready but I wanted to tell everyone how much your support has meant to all of us! #JamesGang”jkj

Remarkably, Bronny is the second USC player to recently suffer cardiac arrest. Last year, center Vince Iwuchukwu collapsed at a practice last summer and was revived by USC athletic trainers — he was 19 at the time and had made a full recovery.

Young athletes are not supposed to be having heart attacks and Elon Musk said what many people are thinking in a tweet earlier this week: “We cannot ascribe everything to the vaccine, but, by the same token, we cannot ascribe nothing. Myocarditis is a known side-effect. The only question is whether it is rare or common.”

Tom Tillison


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