Jon North suffers heart attack
via Instagram (@jlnorth33)

[UPDATE Oct. 1: Jon North will receive a defibrillator implant. Click here to read the full story.]

[UPDATE Sept. 29: Jared Enderton is reporting via Twitter that North is now breathing on his own and is becoming more coherent.]

Jessica North posted on Instagram Wednesday night that her husband, Jon North, suffered a heart attack earlier in the day. Paramedics were able to resuscitate him and took him to the hospital.

North is in Cardiac ICU and and will be monitored over the next week.

Jon North was the 2012 American Open Championship Winner, 2011 USA National Champion, 2010, 2011 & 2013 USA Pan American team member, and two-time Arnold Sports Festival Championship winner. North runs The Dark Orchestra, an online weightlifting team, with his wife, Jessica and Jared Enderton. Recently, North has changed his athletic pursuits and has focused on bodybuilding.

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