George Nichopoulos “Dr. Nick” Elvis Presley’s physician
Elvis Presley’s controversial personal physician, George Constantine Nichopoulos, MD, died February 24 in Memphis, Tennessee. He was 88. The cause of death was not disclosed. Dr Nichopoulos, commonly known as Dr Nick treated Presley for 10 years and later accused of contributing to the singer’s death by overprescribing powerful prescription medication. Elvis Presleys personal physician Dr Nick has decided to set the records straight by revealing the true cause of Elvis’ death Was it cardiac arrhythmia or chronic constipation? 1980 In Memphis, Dr. George Nichopoulous was indicted on 14 counts of over-prescription of drugs. The doctor had prescribed to Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and nine others. Elvis Presleys personal physician has decided to set the records straight by revealing the true cause of the death. Was it cardiac arrhythmia was originally claimed or chronic constipation?
Dr George Nichopoulos, nicknamed Dr Nick, was Elviss personal doctor for the last ten years of Elviss life. According to George Nichopouloss uncorroborated speculation over his death was caused by his fondness for junk food like burgers is false … though junk food would not have helped Elvis’ physiological condition which Elvis suffered from for most of he most of his adult life.
It has been widely reported that Elvis Presley died in 1977 from cardiac arrhythmia, an irregular heartbeat, possibly brought on by drug dependency, obesity and a weak heart. But Elvis’ friend and physician, Dr. George “Dr Nick Nichopoulos, has put penned a book and revealed that it was chronic constipation that actually killed Elvis Presley…
Dr Nick reports: “After Elvis died we were not sure (of the exact cause of death) so I continued to do some research and I had several doctors call me that were doing research on constipation and different problems you can get into with it. I just want to get the story straight it all made sense with the new research that was done”
Dr. Nick was by Presley’s side and tried to resuscitate him the day he died. He recently released the book The King and Dr. Nick about his time with The King, and his theory on the death that shocked America.
“We didnt realize until the autopsy that his constipation was as bad we knew it was bad because it was hard for us to treat, but we didnt realize what it had done,” the doctor explains of Elvis’ condition. “We just assumed that the constipation was secondary to the meds that he was taking for his arthritic pain and for his insomnia.
According to Dr. Nick, the autopsy revealed that Presleys colon was 5 to 6 inches in diameter (whereas the normal width is 2 to 3 inches) and instead of being the standard 4 to 5 feet long, his colon was 8 to 9 feet in length.
“Constipation upset him quite a bit because Elvis thought that he could handle almost anything, he thought he was really a mans man and he wasn’t going to let something like this he thought that this was a sign of weakness and he wasn’t going to be weak… And its not the kind of thing you table talk. Back in the 60s and 70s you didn’t talk about constipation much, you didnt hear people complaining about it, or saying what they did or how much trouble they had with it…”
Dr Nick paints the final years of Elvis as quite tragic with frequent accidents on stage which meant he had to change his jump suit during performances due to the debilitating condition which caused him great embarrassment.
Apparently Elvis was offered a colostomy operation but refused because of pride but the operation was not regarded as acceptable treatment at the time which may have also influenced Elviss decision not to have the operation.