Former NBA star says he has lost more than a year of sleep in hospital due to dehydration
Former NBA player and coach Alonzo Mourning says he’s lost more sleep than a decade of work because of the illness he’s battling with.
In a tweet Sunday night, Mourning wrote he’s been working for a year and a half at the Mayo Clinic, but has lost over a month of sleep since being discharged.
“After 2 1/2 years at Mayo, I’ve lost more weight and lost my hair because of it.
My sleep isnt as good as it used to be.
I have to sleep 6 hours a night,” Mourning tweeted.
Mourning, who is still in good spirits, told reporters on Saturday that he hasn’t slept more than an hour in the past 24 hours.
Mourning, who was inducted into the NBA Hall of Fame in January, said he had been working out for more than three months to help get his body ready for the upcoming season.
“I’m still trying to figure out what the right time is to be out of the hospital.
I’m trying to see how long it takes to get there,” Mourners’ agent told the Associated Press.
Morrow, who played 11 seasons for the New Orleans Hornets and New Jersey Nets, said last week he has been on the road to recovery from a serious back injury that forced him to miss more than two years of the 2012-13 season.
During his 11 seasons with the Hornets, Mourners averaged 10.6 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game.