This is so sad. Ron Lester, who shot to fame as the lovable heavyset lineman in 1999’s ‘Varsity Blues,’ is hospitalized in critical condition, a new report claims. Unfortunately, the situation is dire, and things don’t look good. For more details, keep reading.
We’re sending all our positive energy to Ron Lester right now, because the actor, who shot to fame as the hilarious, heavyset lineman in 1999’s Varsity Blues, is fighting for his life in a hospital right now, a new report claims.
Ron Lester, 45, is currently “hospitalized in critical condition and it doesn’t look good,” a source told TMZ. Apparently, Ron has been holed up in a Dallas hospital for four months, and his health has been “in a steady decline.”
Ron was first hospitalized in November for what he told TMZ were liver and kidney issues. Then, in January, he told the news outlet that he was having problems with his heart.
As you’ll recall, Ron shot to fame in 1999’s Varsity Blues, playing Billy Bob. He then went on to star in Not Another Teen Movie, as well as TV shows Sabrina, The Teenage Witch, Popular and CSI: NY.
HollywoodLife.com has reached out to Ron’s rep for a statement.
After battling weight issues for years, Ron reportedly underwent gastric bypass surgery in 2001. Before his surgery, he allegedly weighed as much as 508 pounds, but after, he lost nearly 350 pounds, TMZ notes.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Ron, as well as his family and friends, during this difficult time. We wish him nothing but the best.