King Mo Lawal has been battling a severe staph infection that has left him in pretty rough shape and he talked about the ordeal this week with Sports Illustrated.
Lawal, who has been getting better in recent weeks, gave an in-depth look into the physical and mental damage staph can wreck on the body:
"I had this moment where I was like, man, I can see my hip bone. I was ripped still. I had an eight-pack. But there_s my hip bone. I looked at my leg, and it looked like those zombies from The Walking Dead. That_s how it looks right now. I_m getting to where I can kind of strengthen it, doing leg lifts and stuff. But I looked in the mirror and was like, man, look at me. I didn_t know it was that bad until then."
"I got to the point where I was like, [expletive] it. I just felt like, hey, I_m going to quit taking this medicine, and if I die then I die. I_m tired of this stuff."
"I feel like I looked death in the face, and I survived. I_m talking death of my career, and death in life. I faced that. It was tough. It really did make me appreciate my life, just my everyday life. I used to think, not that I hated working out, but that I hated feeling tired. Now, I miss feeling tired. I miss getting punched, kicked, kneed, elbowed. I miss all that."
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