LeBron James ‘kept telling diners how grateful he was’ to be at dinner with son Bronny, 18, just four days after his cardiac arrest in basketball practice
- Bronny James was taken ill last Monday during basketball practice for USC
- But on Friday, the entire James family went to dinner at an Italian restuarant
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LeBron James repeatedly told diners at Italian restaurant Giorgio Baldi how grateful he was at having Bronny alongside him, just four days after the 18-year-old had a cardiac arrest in basketball practice.
Bronny was seen on Friday for the first time since being taken ill when LeBron and the James family went out for dinner at the celeb hotspot.
LeBron arrived only with wife Savannah and their daughter Zhuri but the Lakers star left a few hours later alongside Bronny and his other son, Bryce.
Now, People have quoted a source as saying that diners approached the family to offer their best wishes.
‘LeBron kept expressing how grateful he is,’ the source was quoted as telling People.
LeBron James told diners how he felt grateful at being at dinner with son Bronny, 18, after he had a cardiac arrest during basketball practice last Monday
Bronny was taken ill last Monday but has made a remarkable recovery in the following days
‘It was of course wonderful to see Bronny after the frightening week. LeBron and the family are regular guests. Everyone was praying for Bronny’s recovery.’
The following day, LeBron shared video of Bronny playing piano at home and wrote as a caption on his Instagram post: ‘GRAND RISING!! God Is Great. @bronny YOU ARE AMAZING!!! Simple as that! Keep going!!! We’re here right with you every step of the way.’
Bronny was rushed to the hospital on Monday after collapsing at USC’s Galen Center, where he was practicing with the rest of the Trojans basketball squad.
The teenager was admitted to intensive care before later being stabilized. He was eventually released from the hospital altogether on Thursday.
Upon announcing that Bronny had been discharged, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center said Thursday in statement: ‘Thanks to the swift and effective response by the USC athletics’ medical staff, Bronny James was successfully treated for a sudden cardiac arrest.
‘He arrived at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center fully conscious, neurologically intact and stable.
‘Mr. James was cared for promptly by highly-trained staff and has been discharged home, where he is resting.
‘Although his workup will be ongoing, we are hopeful for his continued progress and are encouraged by his response, resilience, and his family and community support.’
LeBron was seen leaving the restaurant alongside Bronny and his other son Bryce (right)
LeBron, meanwhile, tweeted out a statement on Thursday thanking fans for the messages of support that his family have been sent.
‘I want to thank the countless people sending my family love and prayers,’ he wrote on Twitter.
‘We feel you and I’m so grateful. Everyone doing great. We have our family together, safe and healthy, and we feel your love.
‘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! #JamesGang.’