MLB’s David Ortiz ‘Big Papi’ Shot Told Docs, ‘Don’t Let Me Die’
8:57 PM PT — Ortiz was reportedly shot in the lower back — and the bullet exited through his stomach, according to ESPN, which has a reporter at the hospital where the MLB star is being treated.
A doctor working on Ortiz told ESPN the baseball star went into surgery but everything is going as well as it can be and he’s currently “out of danger.”
When he arrived to the hospital, Ortiz reportedly told his doctors, “Please don’t let me die. I’m a good man.”
A police official has also told local media the incident was NOT a “robbery” — but would not give a possible motive for the incident.
Boston Red Sox legend David Ortiz — aka “Big Papi” — was shot while hanging out at a nightclub Sunday in the Dominican Republic, his father confirmed.
The 43-year-old was at Dial nightclub in Santo Domingo when a gunman burst into the place and opened fire, striking Ortiz once.
Ortiz was put inside of an ambulance and rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment. His condition is unknown at this point.