Damar Hamlin shares lengthy video message thanking numerous people for love and support
Damar Hamlin, in a video shared by the Buffalo Bills on Saturday, spoke directly to everyone who shared thoughts, prayers, and support over the last month since suffering sudden cardiac arrest on a football field against the Cincinnati Bengals. Hamlin thanked people by name who had a hand in saving his life and said he wanted to wait until the right time to speak publicly.
“While I’m so thankful to everybody,” Hamlin says in the nearly 6-minute video, “I know that it isn’t enough just to be thankful. This is just the beginning of the impact that I wanted to have on the world, and with God’s guidance I will continue to do wonderful and great things. I couldn’t do this without any of the support and the love, and I can’t wait to continue to take you all on this journey with me.”
A special message from our guy @HamlinIsland. ❤️💙#LoveForDamar | #ForDamar pic.twitter.com/YF28bzeLJA
— Buffalo Bills (@BuffaloBills) January 28, 2023
Hamlin appeared at the Bills’ playoff game last Sunday — though that appearance sparked conspiracy theories claiming some rather wild things.
The Pittsburgh native is in his second season in the NFL. He was a 6th-round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, and has developed into a key player for the Bills. He made 14 starts this season.