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Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue says he's being treated for anxiety: 'No more chest pains'

Lue was having chest pains and occasionally coughing up blood when he left the team for a short period in March, often not able to finish games with symptoms.


Kahron Spearman


Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue revealed, in an ESPN interview, he has been getting treatment for anxiety.

 

Lue was having chest pains and occasionally coughing up blood when he left the team for a short period in March. Before his break, there were several games where he couldn't come out in the second half with anxiety symptoms. 

I'm glad it wasn't anything serious. Just anxiety, and the medication I'm on is great. No more chest pains, so everything's been great.

Lue explained to interviewer Rachel Nichols that a change in diet and medication had relieved the symptoms.

 

In those two weeks away from the Cavaliers, Lue says he got much-needed rest while making some doctor-approved lifestyle changes, along with a new medication routine that would assist in stress reduction.

 

"I think for the first time in my career, 20 years, I had a chance to focus on me. It wasn't as bad as people thought it was," Lue told Nichols.

"But I did have some chest pains for the last couple of years," he continued. "And I was just trying to be able to get through it not knowing what was wrong with me."

 

"So the two weeks I took off, just finally had a chance to focus on myself and change my diet. Hired a chef," he added. "Stopped drinking as many Shirley Temples. And stopped with the sweets and got back to taking care of myself. Now I feel great."

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