Curt Schilling had heart attack in 2011

Aug 2, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies wall of fame inductee Curt Schilling is introduced during the 2013 Philadelphia Phillies wall of fame induction ceremony prior to playing the Atlanta Braves at Citizens Bank Park. The Braves defeated the Phillies 6-4. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Former Major League Baseball pitcher Curt Schilling recently revealed to the Boston Globe that he suffered a heart attack back in 2011. The potential Hall of Famer never allowed the information in public until now, but he unveiled that the heart attack happened on November 6, 2011, while he was watching his wife participate in the New York Marathon.

From the Boston Globe:

It’s not worth having a heart attack over, a visitor tells him.

“Uh, I already did, actually,” says Schilling. “Yeah, I did, a couple of years ago. Nobody knows that, actually.”


“Outside of, like, personal family — losing my dad — it was the most devastating thing I’ve ever gone through,” he says, “and it’s still something I’m trying to bounce back from.

“It was so hard, because I had pushed and pushed and pushed. I had 300 families [of company employees] I had to take care of, including my own, and it failed.

“And I’ve lost a lot in my life but I’ve never failed at anything. I was going to [win] but I couldn’t get it done.”

“I was in New York with my wife, who was running the New York Marathon,” he said by cellphone while traveling. “I was watching it and I had chest pains.’’

“I didn’t think it was anything serious,” he says.

Schilling was under plenty of stress at the time of his heart attack. He was dealing with the bankruptcy of his failed video game company, 38 Studios, that was followed by plenty of lawsuits and debt that he could not pay back.

While that stress certainly could not have been good for Schilling’s health, he will not place the blame of his heart attack solely on that situation.

The good news for Schilling now is that he is fully healthy and preparing for his 47th birthday later this year. Hopefully he can avoid any further health scares of that nature in the future.

Topics: Boston Red Sox, Curt Schilling

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