Power 93.5 morning host battling COVID-19 set to be released from hospital
WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - Monday, September 14, 2020: Wichita’s popular radio personality Greg “The Hitman” Williams, is set to be released from the hospital.
Hitman’s co-host, Carla Ayala, posted the update to the Power 93.5 Facebook page on Monday.
“The dr says he is being released home today. Breathing on his own for first time in days WITHOUT oxygen. He has two more oxygen tests for walking and to see how his lungs do with normal to moderate activity today. He’s been doing lung exercises which have made a HUGE difference. If he doesn’t make it back on the air by Friday, he says next Monday he will be at the wheels and ready!” Read Carla’s post.
Williams said he was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Sept. 2. He said he thinks he and his wife -- who is a nurse -- were exposed to the virus during a visit with close friends at their home in St. Louis despite social distancing and wearing masks.
Sunday, September 13, 2020: Wichita’s popular radio personality Greg “The Hitman” Williams, the host of the morning show on Power 93.5, is in the hospital fighting pneumonia caused by COVID-19.
The Hitman has been hospitalized since Thursday. He said it’s been a tough battle but he’s starting to feel better.
“I’m making some progress,” he said. “I was first diagnosed positive on Sept. 2. They are injecting steroids into my lungs and trying to keep my lungs open and my oxygen flowing at a certain number or higher. So far, I’m responding well. You can tell my voice is struggling.”
He’s now developed pneumonia in both of his lungs. He said he’s starting to feel a little stronger and hopes he can go home this week, but he still can’t breathe on his own.
“I’m not out of the woods yet, but they’re trying to get my oxygen level so I can breathe on my own and start making progress.”
The radio station announced his hospitalization on their Facebook page, He said the outpouring support from the community means the world to him.
“There is so much love in this community and I can’t express how much appreciation and gratitude I have,” he said. “I am a very emotional guy and people that know me. It’s very touching to look at the Facebook page and see hundreds and thousands have shared and commented it just blew me away.”
He said in his time in the hospital he’s been praying for all who are battling the virus.
“My heart and thoughts and prayers are with them and their families tonight and we’re all just trying to survive this and get to the other side.”
The Hitman said he never thought this would happen to him -- and he hopes you’ll continue to take precautions to protect yourself and others.
“I mean just listen to me; I never thought I would be talking to you from a hospital room diagnosed positive with COVID and battling to breathe and hang on, but it looks like I’m going to make it with the grace of God and the love of my family.”
The Hitman said he thinks he and his wife -- who is a nurse -- were exposed to the virus when they went to visit close friends at their home in St. Louis despite social distancing and wearing masks.
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