Damar Hamlin isn’t ready to publicly say what doctors believe happened to him on the field.
Earlier this week, Hamlin spoke to Good Morning America’s Michael Strahan for his first in-depth interview since collapsing on the field two months ago.
During the interview, Strahan asked Hamlin what doctors said caused his heart to stop on the field and Hamlin refused to answer.
“You’re 24, peak physical condition … how did doctors describe what happened to you?” Strahan asked.
Hamlin said “ummm,” then paused for several seconds. “That’s something I’m going to stay away from.”
“Honestly, no. I’ve always been a healthy, young, fit, energetic human being. It was something that we’re still processing and still talking through with my doctors just to see what everything was,” Hamlin said.”
NEW — Damar Hamlin is Asked What Reason Doctors Gave Him For His Heart Stopping
“Umm, that’s something I want to stay away from” pic.twitter.com/pVUytXblOH
— Chief Nerd (@TheChiefNerd) February 14, 2023
Fans had questions as to why Hamlin wouldn’t reveal what happened to him on the field.
Why wont he say why?? https://t.co/mt2YzcWzmV
— Dolly (@DollyD2022) February 14, 2023
Hamlin won't say it
Good Morning America won't say it
The NFL won't say it
It's all scripted folks. The one question everybody had wasn't answered…golly, I wonder why? https://t.co/dGCLfY5YJP
— HighImpactFlix (@HighImpactFlix) February 14, 2023
Does Damar Hamlin have a gag order? pic.twitter.com/6Fl5LHAXCB
— Jerry Wayne (@jerrywaynear14) February 16, 2023
Others felt Hamlin didn’t have to disclose what happened to him.
There are 2 reasons why Damar Hamlin didn’t disclose what led to his caridac arrest.
1) It’s no one’s business but his.
2) He may want to return to football one day and doesn’t want to jeaprodize his opportunity by disclosing a personal medical issue – whatever that may be. pic.twitter.com/4PaB56XLAu
— Sergio Guiteau MD (@SergioGuiteauMD) February 15, 2023
I respect that Damar Hamlin has the right to say or not say whatever he likes, but then who is responsible using him as a prop (and for what purpose) by putting him on Good Morning America when interest in him is solely based on the incident he doesn’t want to discuss.
— Don Povia (@HHReynolds) February 15, 2023
Imagine talking sh*t about Damar Hamlin because he doesn’t want to talk about what doctors told him happened on the field that night. Do you Understand the mental, physical and emotional toll that may have on a person? I cannot even imagine. Leave the man alone.
— Linds$$$ – #stay humble #stay hungry (@duerinll) February 16, 2023