Shaquille O'Neal shares reason for his hospitalization

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Shaquille O’Neal’s followers were worried when they saw on social media that he was in a hospital bed.

Now the basketball star and game analyst has explained what has been going on – with some light humor.

“To all the people who are concerned. First let me start off by saying thank you,” O’Neal wrote in an Instagran post on Monday. “And lastly i am fine. Just had to get some BBL work done aka #hipreplacement. but yes i am fine no need to worry.”

“BBL” is an acronym for “Brazilian butt lift.”

Over the weekend, O’Neal had posted a photo of himself on Twitter in which he was hooked up to machines in a hospital bed, sparking concern.

“i’m always watching @TurnerSportsEJ and @Candace_Parker miss y’all,” the tweet from the Hall of Famer read.

O’Neal has been an NBA analyst for Turner Sports (which is owned by CNN’s parent company) for more than a dozen years.