Lebron James Spotted in Rochester, Minnesota
This story has been updated with information that became available after the article was published.
The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota is the best hospital in the world and provides healthcare to people from all walks of life including high-profile celebrities. It's not unusual to hear that a famous politician, professional athlete, musician, or actor/actress is in town, but most of these people are in and out and are rarely seen by the public.
Is Lebron James in Rochester, Minnesota?
People were speculating Sunday evening and throughout most of Monday that Lebron James was visiting the Med-City after a recent post to the community Facebook page, Spotted in Rochester.
The future Hall of Famer was greeted by excited fans in downtown Rochester on Monday evening. KTTC News has confirmed that Lebron is in town and that his group dined at Terza on Monday.
Why would Lebron James be in Rochester, Minnesota?
Mayo Clinic would never release patient information, but some social media users are wondering if Lebron is here for his son. Lebron's son, Bronny James, suffered cardiac arrest while at basketball practice last month.
The scary incident happened as Bronny is preparing for his first season with the USC Trojans. According to the NY Post, "Medical staff was able to treat Bronny and take him to the hospital."
Bronny was released from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles last week and could be in Rochester with his family seeking more information.
Dr. Brian Sutterer studies the health of professional athletes and says Bronny's return to basketball is questionable unless doctors are able to determine why he suffered cardiac arrest. Sutterer told Sports Illustrated:
"If they don't find an exact cause and you don't really know what happened, you have to have that discussion of what exactly are the risks of going back out there and playing. Extremely serious situation we're dealing with, then legitimately something that affects the rest of his career depending on what we discover and depending on what they have to do about it."
Last week Lebron posted a message on Instagram that said, "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!"