Former Australian pro-basketball player Ben Madgen has been diagnosed with pericarditis (inflammation of the sac surrounding the heart) shortly after receiving his second dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Madgen ended up in the emergency room following the jab.
The news comes after it was reported this week that an Adelaide Crows SANFL football player was sent to hospital and diagnosed with pericarditis after his Pfizer shot.
Madgen was surprised when his doctors told him that pericarditis is a common side effect of the Pfizer shot which indicates that he was not told about this possible side effect prior to receiving the shot.
Magden took to social media and posted this comment about his ordeal.
“Ended up in the emergency room on Wednesday night after taking the 2nd Pfizer shot. Diagnosed with Pericarditis. The Dr. said this is now common after the Pfizer shot, especially with teenage boys and young males”
Ben Magden is a former South East Melbourne Phoenix and Sydney King’s guard who announced his retirement from basketball last year to focus on his family.
Madgen joins a long list of Australian public figures who were diagnosed with pericarditis after their Pfizer jab including Channel Seven reporter Denham Hitchcock, professional photographer Lee Henderson, Daily Telegraph journalist Georgia Clark, Olympic cyclist Sarah Gigante, TV-star Monique Morley, ABC News anchor Eleni Roussos, and Network 10 employee Hannah Scott.
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