Colts owner Jim Irsay ‘was found blue and unresponsive after suspected overdose in December’… before team announced he is being treated for a ‘severe respiratory illness’ this month

  • Irsay was reportedly found by someone unconscious, cold and gasping for air
  • The Colts announced last week that he is receiving “excellent care” at the hospital
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Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay was found cold and unconscious in his bed after a suspected overdose last month, according to reports.

The Colts announced last week that Irsay, 64, is receiving care for a “severe respiratory illness” after he was forced to withdraw from the final leg of his band’s world tour in Los Angeles.

“He is receiving excellent care and looks forward to getting back on stage as soon as possible,” a team statement said.

In police documents obtained by TMZ SportsIrsay reportedly suffered a suspected overdose in his hometown of Carmel in early December.

Indiana police were reportedly dispatched to the property around 4:30 a.m. on December 8 after someone found the billionaire unconscious with a blue complexion and struggling for breath.

Colts owner Jim Irsay was found cold and unconscious in his bed, according to reports

Irsay had reportedly been moved to his bed when police arrived, where he was still struggling to breathe with “a weak pulse and constricted pupils.”

According to police documents, an attempt to wake him up with a sternum massage – which applies pressure to the central part of the chest – proved unsuccessful. But after administering one dose of Narcan – a drug commonly used to revive people with an opioid overdose – Irsay is believed to have had a “mild” reaction.

Just as police were ready to connect a defibrillator, paramedics arrived and took over life-saving efforts before he was transported to hospital by ambulance.