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John Fox hospitalized but did not have a heart attack

Denver Broncos head coach John Fox reacts to his team's play against the Cincinnati Bengals during the second half of play in their NFL football game at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati Reuters

The Broncos say head coach John Fox was taken to a hospital but, contrary to initial fears, did not have a heart attack.

“Denver Broncos Head Coach John Fox was taken to a Charlotte-area hospital after feeling light-headed while playing golf on Saturday,” the team said in a statement. “He is being held at the hospital for testing and further observation. Our medical staff is currently in contact with Coach Fox, his family and the doctors who are treating him. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.”

Although the team statement does not offer any diagnosis, a Broncos spokesman said that Fox did not suffer a heart attack. We’re also told that Fox is in good spirits and is feeling OK, given the circumstances.

The Broncos are on their bye this week.

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35 Responses to “John Fox hospitalized but did not have a heart attack”
  1. jredshoes says: Nov 2, 2013 4:58 PM

    Glad he’s OK and that we still have a reason for the media to slobber over Denver while they’re on their bye

  2. jacobslatter says: Nov 2, 2013 5:01 PM

    A vegetarian diet and moderate exercise will go a long way towards recovery. The doctor has spoken.

  3. steeltuff says: Nov 2, 2013 5:06 PM

    Have the doctors conferred with Peyton for the appropriate action to take?

  4. essentialsausage says: Nov 2, 2013 5:08 PM

    Lol, why did people vote down “vegetarian diet and exercise”? You people realize that those things are good for you, right?

  5. ravenmomma says: Nov 2, 2013 5:13 PM

    Maybe a little dehydration or sugar low? In any case, I’m glad to hear it’s much better news than the initial report. Feel better coach :)

  6. corkspop says: Nov 2, 2013 5:16 PM

    Suffered light headedness on the golf course. Take him out for a steak and a brew. He’ll come around pretty quickly.

  7. sabatimus says: Nov 2, 2013 5:18 PM

    I was wondering about the panic attack thing too. The symptoms can be nearly identical.

  8. detectivejimmymcnulty says: Nov 2, 2013 5:19 PM

    I think it has more to do with having an extremely high stress job that also leads to lack of proper sleep and diet (no matter what kind) in general.

  9. johninthewest says: Nov 2, 2013 5:19 PM

    Glad he’s ok. Just don’t take any advice from Andy Reid

  10. elwaysmilehighdenver says: Nov 2, 2013 5:19 PM

    Get well soon coach. Praying for a speedy recovery.

  11. Smarterthanyou says: Nov 2, 2013 5:20 PM

    Broncos are just getting excuses ready for when KC beats Denver down on 11/17

  12. blingslade says: Nov 2, 2013 5:24 PM

    I saw coach Fox giving an update on some of his players a few weeks back and he seemed to be really stressed out; looking back and forth, smacking his gum, speaking practically in gibberish. Right then I felt something was up.

    Hopefully he’ll slow down but being an NFL coach isn’t conducive to slowing down.

    Take it easy Coach Fox!

  13. drewzducks says: Nov 2, 2013 5:29 PM

    Would that make this his byepass week?

  14. denbronx says: Nov 2, 2013 5:33 PM

    Get well soon Coach Fox!

  15. alskdh says: Nov 2, 2013 5:39 PM

    Who cares. They lose in January anyways.

  16. thegreatgabbert says: Nov 2, 2013 5:48 PM

    Further examination determined that John was feeling lightheaded because his team was 7-1 at the break.

  17. shogunassasin30 says: Nov 2, 2013 5:57 PM

    essentialsausage says:
    Nov 2, 2013 5:08 PM
    Lol, why did people vote down “vegetarian diet and exercise”? You people realize that those things are good for you, right?

    ——————————————-

    Because Vegetarian diets are for SISSIES

  18. swaggyy says: Nov 2, 2013 5:59 PM

    Is it just me or does John Fox look like he could be Peyton’s dad?

  19. remok9 says: Nov 2, 2013 5:59 PM

    Good to hear….but once again media fails and jumps the gun before getting the facts. We live in a day where unconfirmed twitter news is reported as fact before envents are actually confirmed. All in hopes of being first. Sadly all you lose is credibility when you stoop to this level.

  20. ehog says: Nov 2, 2013 6:16 PM

    Too much pre-workout.

  21. hjworton46 says: Nov 2, 2013 6:28 PM

    Could help bring team together more as the tougher third of the season approaches. Hope he’s ok, seems like a genuine guy, unlike many.

  22. seahawkgoat says: Nov 2, 2013 6:31 PM

    I feel like I’m having a heart attack pretty much every time I golf

  23. steelersaregodsteam says: Nov 2, 2013 6:50 PM

    Steeler Nation hopes he stays there.

  24. jimmysee says: Nov 2, 2013 6:58 PM

    Glad to hear John is ok.

  25. wawa33 says: Nov 2, 2013 7:03 PM

    Do most NFL coaches golf the day before a game?

  26. purpleppleeaters says: Nov 2, 2013 7:04 PM

    Godspeed, Coach Fox.

  27. thegreatgabbert says: Nov 2, 2013 7:31 PM

    John was overcome by sunlight after emerging from four months in the film room.

  28. beeroncos says: Nov 2, 2013 7:47 PM

    He’s 58 and in pretty good shape. Head coach jobs…notsomuch sleep. I am glad he feels better!

    Vegetarian? Umm no. Live a little, eh?

  29. msclemons67 says: Nov 2, 2013 8:15 PM

    It’s a good thing the media waited and gathered facts before screaming “HEART ATTACK” all over the internet.

  30. gb4mn0 says: Nov 2, 2013 8:16 PM

    essentialsausage says: Nov 2, 2013 5:08 PM

    Lol, why did people vote down “vegetarian diet and exercise”? You people realize that those things are good for you, right?
    ——————————————————

    You people realize that those who eat a vegetarian diet do it primarily because that want to feel morally superior over the rest of us, right?

  31. beeroncos says: Nov 2, 2013 8:29 PM

    I think those are the vegans. Still though, not going to argue me out of Bacon, sucka!

  32. snakeiz says: Nov 2, 2013 9:06 PM

    Exactly how I feel after a couple of cold ones
    while on the course .I’ll bet he was driving
    the cart too.

  33. scrotiemcb says: Nov 2, 2013 9:15 PM

    The juggernaut Broncos are a factory of dominance and destruction. They have even left their coach faint of heart. They will destroy everybody.

    Thank God John Fox is okay. The only suspense in most Denver games is when Foxy will throw in a nonsensical challenge flag on some generally meaningless play. He probably does so just to keep himself awake through whichever comprehensive drubbing Denver is handing out any given week.

    P.S: I’d be jealous, too, if I liked anybody else, so just save it haters. I feel your pain.

  34. mahimike says: Nov 2, 2013 10:23 PM

    He was just having a panic attack after he found out he has to play the Chiefs on Prime time.

  35. eagles3333 says: Nov 2, 2013 10:53 PM

    To the people making light of this and screaming conspiracy (Broncos in the news on bye week) shame in you. It is amazing how we lose perspective I life. A man’s health is no joking matter. Hopefully coach Fox will be ok. Just a reminder of the stress that WE as fans place in the coaching position.

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