New Update On Mary Lou Retton’s Health: ‘Scary Setback’ Lands Her In ICU


Olympic legend Mary Lou Retton has encountered a significant setback in her struggle against a rare form of pneumonia, leading her to remain in the intensive care unit (ICU). The distressing update was shared by her daughter, Shayla, in a heartfelt video posted on social media.

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Mary Lou Retton, the Olympic legend, remains in the ICU after encountering a significant setback in her battle with a rare form of pneumonia. Despite a better day on Wednesday, the road to recovery is still a long one for the former gymnast. Supporters have donated over $450,000 to a fundraising campaign set up on SpotFund in her honor.

Previously, there had been signs of improvement in Retton’s condition, raising hopes for her recovery. However, Shayla revealed that a frightening setback occurred this week, and her mother’s condition has necessitated ongoing care in the ICU.

Despite the setback, there is a glimmer of positivity. According to Shayla, Retton had a better day on Wednesday. Nevertheless, the 55-year-old former gymnast still has a long way to go before she can be considered out of danger.

“We’re currently working through some issues related to her setback,” Shayla remarked, highlighting the challenges that lie ahead for her mother’s recovery.

Retton has been in the ICU since earlier this month, prompting an outpouring of prayers and well wishes from supporters. The concern for her well-being has translated into action, with over 8,000 donors contributing more than $450,000 to a fundraising campaign on SpotFund, a platform created on her behalf.

Expressing gratitude for the support they have received, Shayla acknowledged the overwhelming messages and expressions of love they have received during this difficult time.