“You Lost Millions, Been There”: 57-YO Bodybuilding Legend Lists Unfathomably Worst Things He Survived Through, Says There’s No Room He Can Sit Comfortably In

In the world of bodybuilding, many individuals start their journey in the hope of competing against the best bodybuilders in the most prestigious stages. In order to do that, they have to forsake their normal lifestyle and shape it around their passion for the sport of bodybuilding. The journey is undoubtedly extreme and makes the bodybuilders go through a lot of trouble, both mentally and physically.

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Flex Wheeler is only 58-years-old. However, compared to a lot of his peers, he had a long history of severe health crises when he needed several instances of medical attention along with surgeries. The bodybuilding legend recently disclosed his sorrowful journey.

Flex Wheeler’s sad truth


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In a recent Instagram reel posted by @officialflexwheeler, Wheeler is featured, talking about the upsetting history of his life that still continues to have difficulty in coping with daily life. He recalled his past experiences and health conditions. Then Flex Wheeler stated remorsefully, “You’re a millionaire. Been there. You lost millions, been there. You got problems, been there. Suicide, been there.”

Flex remarked how his daily life has changed completely over the course of his career. He also talked about his sad day-to-day struggle. He stated, “Forget about sports. Forget about anything. I need to be here. I need to fight. But what I am getting at is there’s no room where I can’t sit in and be comfortable.”

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Although Flex Wheeler has never won Mr. Olympia himself, he has challenged many bodybuilding legends who consider him one of their most formidable rivals.


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8x Mr. Olympia’s greatest rival: Flex Wheeler

In one of his Instagram photos, the 8-times Mr. Olympia, Ronnie Coleman, had once talked about the greatest bodybuilding rivals in the history of the sport. He posted an old photo of him and Flex Wheeler from 1998, where they were standing side by side. In the caption of his post, Ronnie Coleman wrote, “One of Bodybuilding’s Greatest Rivalries!! @officialflexwheeler.” 


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Life can be hard and stressful, especially when one’s health conditions make one struggle evidently. Flex Wheeler has faced such troubles throughout his career, yet he has never given up on his passion. Do you know of any other bodybuilder who went through something as grave yet did not run away from their problems? Let us know in the comments below.

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