Lou Ferrigno is currently hospitalized after a vaccination for pneumonia went wrong causing some complications. The 'Incredible Hulk' actor took to his social media to announce the news on Wednesday.
He revealed that he ended up in the hospital after he was allegedly given a wrong pneumonia vaccine. He posted a picture of himself lying in a hospital gown with IVs attached to his arm and captioned the pictures, "Went in for a pneumonia shot and landed up here with fluid in my bicep. I’ll be ok but it’s important that you keep an eye on who’s giving the shot and make sure they not only swab the spot correctly but that you watch the needle come out of the package."
On Instagram, he shared the picture along with the hashtags, '#neveradullmoment #tips #shots #hospitalvisit #louferrigno #illbeok'. It is not known what particular shot was given to Lou given that there are two different types of injections which help to fight pneumonia, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
PCV13 and PPSV23 are strongly recommended for adults 65-years-old and older in order to prevent infections from pneumococcal diseases, such as meningitis, bloodstream infections, pneumonia, and ear infections. Both these vaccines tend to have some mild side effects which often go away by themselves.
The CDC added that only the PCV13 vaccine reportedly causes swelling at the injection point. Even though Ferrigno strongly advises and warns his fans to be a bit more cautious while getting vaccines, the CDC states that the United States of America has the safest as well as the most effective vaccine supply in its history.
Apart from playing 'The Hulk', Lou Ferrigno has been in many films such as the likes of 'The Avengers' in 2012 where he contributed for Hulk's roar, 'Star Trek Continues' in 2014, and 'Enter the Fire' in 2018. Lou also has many projects which have been lined up for 2019.
Apart from acting, he has dedicated a lot of time and effort to bodybuilding. He officially retired from being a bodybuilder in the 90s and helped to found his family's fitness program — Ferrigno Fit along with his daughter Shanna.
Ferrigno's reputation as a bodybuilder was very credible and well known and it also helped him to secure the job of training none other than the great and iconic Michael Jackson just before his comeback tour which took place in 2009.