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‘Basketball Wives Star’ Shaunie O’Neal’s Son Successfully Undergoes Heart Surgery

After Shaunie O’Neal asked fans to send up prayers for her son who underwent a heart procedure Thursday, the UCLA freshman has assured the public he’s doing fine.

Shareef O’Neal had a surgery Dec. 13 to repair an irregularity with his heart, Yahoo Sports reported Friday. By Thursday night, the young athlete and son of NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal was out of surgery.

“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. I’m on the road to recovery, and I’ll be back soon…better than ever. His Words, typed by @mimioneal_ ,” a message on Shareef’s Instagram page said.

The memo came after his “Basketball Wives” star mother asked fans to pray for the 18-year-old, who needed to correct an electrical issue with his heart. The problem meant Shareef sat out the entire season.

Via: Atlanta Black Star