conaway pinksy gi Jeff Conaway did not overdose, Dr. Drew Pinsky explainsIt was reported last week that Jeff Conaway, perhaps best known for his role as Kenickie opposite John Travolta in “Grease,” fell into a coma following a suspected overdose. He previously battled substance abuse on “Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew.”

]]>Dr. Drew Pinsky released a statement that he was “deeply saddened to learn of Jeff’s condition.” Dr. Drew made a point to visit his former patient in the hospital on Friday (May 20). He offers updates and explanations on Conaway’s condition via Twitter, also explaining that there was no overdose. “Just visited Jeff Conaway. He is stable & looks like he will recover from his pneumonia. Not an OD like press is alleging & certainly not dead,” the doctor posted. Though it all sounds like good news, he was quick to clarify comments from followers which indicate that Conaway may not be doing quite so well. Dr. Drew explains that Conaway is in an induced coma, suffering from pneumonia with sepsis. He is still considered critical and “VERY tenuous.” On Saturday, Pinsky posted “We all need to pray for him. Not doing well today suddenly.” Though the doc has not tweeted since that day, we rest assured that he will continue to keep us posted.

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