Peyton Hillis Finally Responds After His Near Death Swimming Accident: “I Left The Hospital With No Worries”

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Last month, all eyes were on former star Arkansas and Cleveland Browns running back Peyton Hillis, after he had suffered a near death situation while trying to rescue his kids during a swimming accident in Pensacola, Florida.

It left him in critical condition, as he suffered injuries to his lungs and kidneys, and was reportedly choking up sand once he was back to shore.

His uncle, Greg Hillis, shared in a Facebook post:

“I just wanted to let everyone know on Razorback Nation that Peyton is doing better. He’s still in intensive care and having some problems with his kidneys and his lungs but the doctors say he is improving.

I just wanted to head off any rumors that may be started. I’m sure he would want everyone to know that he appreciates all of the prayers thrown up on his behalf!”

At the time, Hillis was still unconscious and on the ventilator fighting for his life, although his condition was slowly improving day by day.

And here we are, over a month later, and we have some great news to report.

The former running back shared in a Twitter post:

“I left the hospital with no worries and concerns and should make a 100% recovery. I’m a very lucky and blessed man.

I haven’t taken any interviews on this because I’d like to keep my family out of the public eye because it was a very traumatic time for us.

But I did want to come on here and show my appreciation for everyone who helped save my life and for all of your prayers and love and support.”


Peyton Hillis was1/3 of the three-headed monster running back group at the University of Arkansas alongside Darren McFadden and Felix Jones in 2006-07.

Hillis had some success in the NFL as well for the Cleveland Browns, and even made it on the cover of Madden 12 after his 1,000 yard year in 2010.

You gotta love it.

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