Johnny wound up in the hospital and was given an IV most likely for dehydration. From what I remember reading last year, Johnny couldn't even hold down water before he was taken to the hospital.
Eight pounds is probably an exaggeration. . .
And: Does the US have three spots for men at the Olympics?
"JW: I was very sick with a stomach virus, but I tried, anyway. I was eight pounds underweight, and I went out and missed a few jumps. It was absolutely the lowest point of my career. I was feeling so low that I quit skating for two months, and I wasn’t sure if I’d come back."
I don't get the"single day" reference. If he was sick for several days that's easily believable.
He could lose 8 pounds in a few minutes just by cutting off the pompadour lol What is it with his hair these days? At one of the GPs it was so plastered down it looked like a bad hair piece.
I'm glad to hear how he is approaching things though and wish him luck.
Wonderful interview. Johnny appears to be on a roll. Good luck...."Be Good, Johnny!"
Fwiw..I think the confusion regarding the 8 lbs in one day is because there are two articles linked in this thread. Don't know if this was a thread merge but obviously some of us for whatever reason (Carolla and I ) clicked on the other article. Hence the confusion.
Either way the only way he could have lost 8 lbs in one day is if he forgot his ego on the bus. Vomiting and similar is not going to take that much in one day.
Tessa and Scott: Thank you
"I miss footwork that has any kind of a discernible pattern. The goal of a step sequence should not be for a skater to show the same ice coverage as a Zamboni and take about as much time as an ice resurface. " ~ Zemgirl, reflecting on a pre-IJS straight line sequence
I once lost 8 pounds overnight from a severe "stomach flu" (from eating bad food). It takes a while to rehydrate after that, and such a whack to the system has to be hard on the whole body for an athlete in training.
Anyway, great article in the Southwest Airlines mag. Fingers crossed for him!
If I recall correctly, what Johnny actually said last January was that while sick with the flu, he had lost eight pounds and had spent a day in the hospital.
Some media source wrote that he said he had lost eight pounds during the one day he was in the hospital (not exactly the same thing), and once it gets reported by one news source, others just pick it up from there and report it as fact.
If this was already posted, please forgive me