31-year-old fitness influencer is "working on recovery" after being placed on a ventilator
After Lexi Reed was admitted for unspecified illness, her husband posted an update to her Instagram account.
After being put on a ventilator for an unnamed illness, Lexi Reed, a fitness guru, is now making her way to recovery.
In 2016, the 31-year-old Instagram influencer gained fame for her intense weight loss journey. Together with her husband Danny Reed who lost 95 lbs, she lost 312 lb.
According to her husband, she is now in hospital and cannot walk.
Reed posted a picture of his wife on her Instagram account, "Lexi started getting sick a few weeks back and couldn't eat any food." I took her to the hospital, where she was placed in an ICU coma and ventilator. They also informed me that her organs were failing.
Reed stated that Reed was told it was possible that she could have died if she hadn't been brought to the hospital. However, Reed updated that his wife is not on a ventilator anymore, but that she is currently on dialysis and can't walk. He is working towards recovery.
ToDAY's requests for comment, Danny and Lexi Reed didn't immediately respond.
Reed shared on Instagram that Reed does not have insurance but thanked his followers and fans for their prayers and positive messages.
Reed wrote, "They all mean so many to us and this is a long difficult battle part of her tale but she's strong!" Reed wrote. The Reeds revealed to TODAY that they lost weight together in January 2016. After Lexi was 485 pounds, she realized that her weight was limiting the activities they could enjoy as a couple.
TODAY spoke with them about how they had made lifestyle and exercise changes to achieve their goals. After three years of their resolution Lexi has lost more than 300 lbs, while Danny, who began at 281 lbs, has lost just 100.
Lexi had several pounds of skin removed during surgical procedures in 2018 and 2019.
"I felt all the emotions. "I could see my toes for the first time in my life. My belly button was visible for the first time in my life. After one procedure in 2019, she said that she didn't recognize herself in the mirror.