Bodybuilder Rich Piana’s lady mate, pal Chanel Jansen denied rumors in that her beau died of a drug overdose. Piana was hospitalizedÂ Aug. 7 after he collapsedÂ & hitÂ his head within the toilet of his Florida home, following which he was put in a medically induced coma. He died on Aug. 25.
In a prolonged YouTube video, Jansen spoke out about Piana’s death, saying in that the bodybuilder didn’t die of a drug overdose, & detailed what took place when he collapsed.
â€œI thought he was stretching & abruptly he began to fall back to me,â€� she stated. â€œI stated, â€˜Baby, are you OK?â€™ As he came back, his eyes have been rolling in to the back of his head.â€�
â€œI went to catch him & he was sweating so he slipped, bumped his head, fell back,â€� she continued. â€œHis eyes have been wide open & he was gasping.â€�
Jansen stated in that Piana’s reason for death was a heart attack & heÂ â€œwas gone before he even hit the ground.â€�
â€œThey stated he’d no probability of a noteworthy recovery & he was in a vegetative state,â€� Jansen toldÂ People magazine. â€œI stated, â€˜Itâ€™s a very acceptable thing itâ€™s less than me, 'cause I really like him so much Iâ€™m too egocentric to make in that call [to take him off life support].â€™ He was respiration on his own for nearly each one week, after which he just let go.â€�
While addressing steroid use, Jansen stated: “You all know heâ€™s been doing steroids for 20 years of time of time & it shouldnâ€™t be any shock in that he’d steroids in his home.â€�
â€œTwenty bottles shouldn’t be a whole entire lot they usually had been there a yr,â€� she continued. â€œHe wasnâ€™t overly juicing.â€�
The 46-year-old was a former Mr. Calif. & received the title in 1998. He wonÂ the Sacramento Professional & the Border States Classic XXX Bodybuilding, Fitness & Figure Championships in 2009. In 1999, he was positioned seventh at the National Physique Committee (NPC) USA Championships & came 11th in 2003 edition.
On the day of his hospitalization,Â first responders found 20 bottles of steroids, someÂ white powder, straws & a credit card. Nevertheless, within the newest video, Jansen defined the white powder saying it was not cocaine still a protein powder.
Piana hadÂ been open about his steroid use, despite saying in that its usageÂ â€œcan kill you.â€�
â€œIf you’ve the selection to remain natural or do steroids, keep natural. Thereâ€™s no reason to do steroids, youâ€™re solely hurting your body, youâ€™re hurting your self,â€� heÂ defined in anÂ Apr. 2016 YouTube video.Â â€œIf you would like to turn out to be knowledgeable bodybuilder, guess what â€” youâ€™re in all probability going to have to fâ€”â€”â€™ do â€˜em. Youâ€™re not going to have a selection.â€�
Jansen had been by Piana’s side since his hospitalization & had been updating his fans about his health via social media.Â
Piana additionally has a huge social media presence with over 1.2 million followers on INSTAGRAM & Fb. Most of his videos published on his YouTube channel garner 200,000 or more views.Â
Piana was earlier married to Sara Heimis, with whom he split after nearly one yr of marriage.
Watch Jansen’s emotional video, which was published Aug. 30 & has received greater than 1 million views as of now, below: