Chris Doyle Hospitalized with Life-Threatening Medical Emergency; Updated

Here are the details from Kink

"On Thursday, April 5th Chris Doyle was hospitalized, after suffering a serious non-BMX related medical emergency in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The situation was life threatening, and Chris was treated almost immediately. He is now doing extremely well, and stable. Things are looking very positive, and he is proving to be stronger and more badass than we could have imagined. With respect to Chris and his family; details and further information will come at a different moment. Thank you for the support for Chris, and keep the positive vibes flowing his way!"

We'll post more updates on Chris' condition as they become available. 

Cheers to one of the best to ever do it. There's only one Chris Doyle. Love and respect.


UPDATE (4/11/18) -

Chris Doyle has released the following statement - 

"Okay, so as most have heard by now, I had a very bad accident recently while riding... well, after riding. I was out riding with the Kink crew and shortly after the session, as we were loading up the van, I went into cardiac arrest. My friends most definitely saved my life. Jay and Nathan both called 911, Chad and Darryl ran to the nearest hospital while Matt rode his bike there. When that nearest hospital didn't help, they came back to find Calvin Kosovich administering CPR.

What I am suffering from is called HCM (hypertrophic cardiomyopathy). Click on the link at the bottom for more information.

I would highly suggest to everybody out there to take a CPR class because it definitely saved my life and it could save you or somebody you love.

Currently, I am at the University of New Mexico Hospital where I am receiving the utmost care. From here on out,I will be wearing a device called ICD to prevent this from happening again. Check out the other link below.

Words cannot do justice to explain the gratitude I have for the outpouring love and support my family and I are receiving from all of you."

Information on Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy - http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/More/Cardiomyopathy/Hypertrophic-Cardiomyopathy_UCM_444317_Article.jsp#.Ws5TBtPwbxV

Information on the Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator - http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/Arrhythmia/PreventionTreatmentofArrhythmia/Implantable-Cardioverter-Defibrillator-ICD_UCM_448478_Article.jsp?appName=WebApp#.Ws5TBtPwbxV

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