Is Andrew East Diabetic? Shawn Johnson Husband Illness Update

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Shawn Johnson’s husband, Andrew East, a former long snapper for Washington Redskins does not have diabetes.

Despite facing health problems such as fainting and a false alarm of a possible heart issue, Andrew East appears to be completely fine and healthy.

Blessed with two kids, Shawn Johnson and her husband, Andrew East, are leading a happy and health issue-free life.

Shawn Johnson smiling brightly in a beautiful dress
Shawn Johnson Smiling Brightly In A Beautiful Dress(Source: Instagram)

Shawn Johnson East, born on January 19, 1992, is an American former artistic gymnast.

Johnson East embarked on her gymnastic journey at the tender age of 3, fueled by her parent’s observation of her keen interest in gymnastics.

At 6, she crossed paths with Liang Chow, her coach, for nearly two decades. Flourishing under Chow’s guidance, she even appeared in “Dancing with the Stars.”

Entering the Developmental Program at 12, she secured impressive rankings, qualified as Junior International Elite, and won the U.S. Junior National All-Around Championship at the 2005 U.S. Classic.

Clinching trophies, including the all-around at the American Cup and the 2007 World Artistic Gymnastics Championship, she became the fourth American woman to achieve this, earning a spot on the U.S. Olympic gymnastics team.

Despite a knee injury in 2010, Johnson staged a comeback, rejoining the USA Senior National team in 2011. Regrettably, persistent knee issues forced her to retire officially on June 3, 2012.

Shawn Johnson Husband Illness: Is Andrew East Diabetic? 

Johnson is married to Andrew East, a professional football long snapper who played for the Washington Redskins in 2018. 

During a workout, Andrew East, Shawn Johnson’s husband, fell to the ground, resulting in nine staples in his head.

This incident has sparked speculation about his health, and some even questioned if Andrew East is diabetic.

Shawn Johnson and Andrew East in a photograph
Shawn Johnson And Andrew East In A Photograph(Source: Instagram)

Despite rumors suggesting a Type 2 Diabetes diagnosis in 2012, neither Andrew nor any close relative has publicly confirmed or refuted the reports.

The absence of information suggests that Andrew does not have diabetes, or even if he does, it remains a closely guarded secret.

Shawn Johnson Husband Injury Update

In a recent YouTube video on The East Family, former Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson and ex-NFL player Andrew East opened up about a tough time.

In the six years of their relationship, hospital visits were rare, except for Shawn’s planned knee surgery.

However, around the period of their daughter Drew’s birth, the couple faced multiple emergency room trips, which included a 22-hour labor C-section and for issues like Shawn’s broken toe.

Andrew East shares a photo from his fainting incident
Andrew East Shares A Photo From His Fainting Incident(Source: Instagram)

Similarly, during one of his morning workouts, Andrew fainted while lifting a 185-pound deadlift bar, remaining unconscious for minutes with no memory of the fall.

Despite Andrew’s football career without previous head injuries, the incident raised concern.

As a new parent grappling with sleep deprivation, Andrew East’s increased caffeine intake, resumption of wine consumption, and dehydration may have contributed to the circumstances leading to his severe injury.

Moreover, a friend arriving for the workout assisted, prompting a call to Shawn and a rush to the emergency room.

Initially expected to be released early, further evaluation was necessary due to irregularities in an EKG. However, after subsequent tests, it was clarified that the heart concerns stemmed from an examination error.

Nonetheless, upon returning home, the couple described the experience as humbling. 


Siya Maharjan

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