ARIZONA Cardinals player JJ Watt has welcomed his first child just weeks after the NFL star’s horrific A-Fib heart attack.
Watt and his wife Kealia Ohai welcomed a baby boy named Koa James Watt on October 23.
“Love and happiness have reached heights we didn’t even know existed,” he wrote in an Instagram post announcing the birth of his son.
The bundle of joy comes just weeks after Watt’s health crisis.
Hours before his Arizona Cardinals took on the Carolina Panthers on Oct. 2, Watt announced via Twitter that he had an irregular heart rate and needed shock to get it back into rhythm.
After a 26-16 win over the Panthers, Watt got emotional while discussing the A-Fib and the upcoming birth of his son.
He also said he was considering not playing but had been assured by doctors it was safe.
Watt said: “Obviously it’s been a very emotional week for my family, for my wife and for me.
“That’s why I’m very happy to have won today.
“Of course I had a lot of emotions, but I learned to appreciate the little things even more and that’s why it’s nice to have a win today.”
Watt added, “The only people who knew about it were people I was supposed to trust.
“And I don’t care about injuries. If you disclose injuries, that’s football. But this one was very emotional for me, so it upset me.”
Watt shared the news of his A-Fib scare after realizing it had been leaked and should be reported.
He tweeted: “I have just been told that someone has released some personal information about me and this is being reported today.
“I went into A-Fib on Wednesday, my heart got back into rhythm on Thursday and I’m playing today.”
Watt and Ohai have been together since 2016.
The couple married in the Bahamas in 2020.
Ohai is a professional soccer player and currently plays for the Chicago Red Stars.
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https://www.the-sun.com/sport/6528446/jj-watt-kealia-ohai-first-baby-nfl-heart-scare/ Cardinals’ JJ Watt and wife Kealia Ohai welcome baby’s first few weeks after NFL star’s horrific A-fib heart attack