Shannon Price Did Not Want Gary Coleman To End Up Like Muhammad Ali
Gary Coleman's ex-wife, Shannon Price has come forward to defend her decision to turn off the star's life support. Price has been facing criticism from the fans of Coleman after it was revealed that the couple had been divorced since August 2008 therefore she had no right to take such a big decision.
Shannon Price revealed that she was scared that the actor would have ended up like ailing boxing legend Muhammad Ali if he had survived his brain haemorrhage.
Meanwhile, the Utah Valley Regional Medical Center, where Coleman died investigated the scandal and found that Coleman had signed an Advanced Health Care Directive, granting Price permission to make the life-and-death decision.
Price quoted, "The doctors told us that even if they had done surgery on him, he would've died. He would've bled to death during the surgery. Even if they did take a chunk out of his brain, he would not be the same. He'd basically be like Muhammad Ali... I mean, Gary was gone.”
"I don't want people to be so hard on me thinking I had to pull the plug too early. He wouldn't have made it anyway. His heart would've just given out. I don't want people to sit there and think I'm a b**ch, and that I didn't care about him," she added.
Price also showed her anger towards the people who blamed her for the fall that led to Coleman's brain haemorrhage.
"A lot of people sit there and say, yeah, she pushed him. People are so cruel, they don't even know. I was upstairs, he was downstairs. How am I going to push him? Why would I want to hurt my husband, are you kidding?" she said.