Shareef O’Neal is out of heart surgery — and he’s already thinking about his reappearance to the basketball court!
The UCLA basketball superstar went under the knife early Thursday morning to correct an anomaly that team doctors had marked during a routine check-up earlier this year.
The good news is… Shaquille O’Neal‘s 18-year-old was in great spirits when he got out of surgery room Thursday evening — and shared a message to his fans (that he dictated to his younger sister).
“I made it, Thank you for all the love and support! I really appreciate all your thoughts and prayers, that’s what helped me through this surgery.”
He furthered, “I’m on the road to recovery, and I’ll be back soon … better than ever.”
Shareef is already getting care from his famous friends counting Dwyane Wade who wrote — “Love you lil bro. You will come back stronger.”
Austin Rivers then added, “Stay up bro! Coming back stronger than ever.”