In recent times, Kim Pegula has been in the headlines due to her health! The co-owner of the American football team Buffalo Bills has been dealing with a few health issues for some time now.
For those of you who are unaware, let us share with you, Pegula is the president of Pegula Sports and Entertainment Company. Continue reading further to learn how is Kim Pegula doing at the moment.
What happened to Kim Pegula?
Not long ago, the air was filled with rumors that stated Kim Pegula died after suffering a heart attack. However, in reality, she is doing better at the moment. The Buffalo Bills also put out an official statement on behalf of their co-owner and they mentioned that she has been progressing well.
The statement read, “Kim is progressing well and is resting and rehabilitating from a health issue. We are grateful for the medical professionals providing her care and to everyone for their prayers and well wishes. We ask that you please continue to respect our need for privacy during this time.”
Kim Pegula was reportedly hospitalized last week
As per various reports, last week, Pegula was in the ICU due to some unexpected health issues. Then, her family shared an update on her health after she was taken to the hospital.
The statement read, “Kim Pegula is receiving medical care as a result of some unexpected health issues. We are very grateful for the progress she has made over the past few days. She has an exceptional team of medical experts at her side. We ask that you keep Kim and our family in your prayers and ask that you respect our need for privacy.”
At the moment, Kim is doing pretty well. Her team and family have decided to keep the details about her health scare under the wraps because of what has been going on the micro-blogging platform Twitter lately.
Up until now, more information about Pegula’s medical condition other than the fact that she is resting has not been disclosed publicly. Currently, we are not aware if she has been released from the ICU now.
Did Kim Pegula have a heart attack?
On February 7, 2023, Kim’s daughter Jessica Pegula who is a professional tennis star released a story on The Players’ Tribune disclosing that her mother had been suffering from complications due to a cardiac arrest that she experienced in the year 2022.
In an essay published by The Players’ Tribune, Jessica stated that her mom Kim had a heart attack in June 2022. She mentioned when the incident happened she was in Florida. Then, she received a call from her sister Kelly, around midnight on their mother’s birthday and she got to know that her mom was being rushed to the hospital.
She said, “My mom was asleep when my dad woke up to her going into cardiac arrest and she was unresponsive for quite a while. My sister gave her CPR until the ambulance arrived. She saved her life.”
Jessica went on to say, “Today, my mom is still in recovery and although it is the same answer every time someone asks me, it is true, she is improving every day. She is dealing with significant expressive aphasia and significant memory issues. She can read, write, and understand pretty well, but she has trouble finding the words to respond.”
She further added, “It is hard to deal with and it takes a lot of patience to communicate with her, but I thank God every day that we can still communicate with her at all. The doctors continue to be blown away by her recovery, considering where she started, and her determination is the driving force of that.”
In November 2022, the Bills also issued a statement informing the fans that Pegula was receiving medical care due to unforeseen health issues. It wasn’t until Jessica’s story that people knew about Kim’s condition.
Here’s all you need to know about Kim Pegula (including her early life, personal life, and more)
Kim Pegula is the CEO, co-owner, and president of the football team Buffalo Bills. For those of you who are unaware, let us share with you, she is the first woman to hold these positions in NFL history.
Pegula came into the world on June 7, 1969. She was born in Seoul, South Korea. An American family adopted her when she was only 5 years old. Then, she moved to Fairport, New York, which is outside of Rochester.
When we talk about Pegula’s educational qualifications, back in the day, she went to Houghton College. In the year 1991, she was hired by Terry Pegula at his natural gas company.
When did Kim and her husband Terry get married?
Kim and Terry tied the knot in the year 1993 and they have been together ever since then. They sold their gas company in 2010. Over the last decade, they have been deeply involved with the Buffalo Bills community. Soon after, she and her husband bought the city’s NHL team, the Buffalo Sabres.
The couple shares five children and their names are as follows: Michael, Laura, Jessica, Kelly, and Matthew. Jessica is a tennis player who represented the United States in the 2021 Olympics.
What is the net worth of Kim Pegula?
In the year 2014, Kim and her husband Terry became the owners of the football team Buffalo Bills. At that time, the couple shelled out a staggering $1.4 billion to buy the Bills and ended up beating the other competitors including Donald Trump and Jon Bon Jovi.
As per a report by Celebrity Net Worth, the estimated net worth of the Buffalo Bills co-owner Kim Pegula is a whopping $100 million. She is the first woman to serve as team president in both the NFL and NHL. She is the president of several teams under Pegula Sports and Entertainment, including the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres.
Wishing a quick recovery to Kim Pegula. You can drop your best wishes for her in the comments section below. Don’t forget to stay tuned with us for the latest updates from the world of showbiz.