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Peloton Releases Statement in Response to That Shocking 'And Just Like That' Moment

Peloton Releases Statement in Response to That Shocking 'And Just Like That' Moment

A rep for Peloton is speaking out in response to the shocking moment that happened in the And Just Like That series premiere.

A beloved character was killed off in the first episode of the Sex and the City sequel series and the death involved a Peloton bike.

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Chris Noth‘s character Mr. Big suffered a heart attack after a Peloton ride and he collapsed on the bathroom floor. His wife Carrie Bradshaw, played by Sarah Jessica Parker, found him just seconds before he died.

A rep for Peloton says they approved instuctor Jess King‘s appearance on the show, but didn’t know anything about the plot points.

“HBO procured the Peloton Bike on their own,” Peloton spokesperson Denise Kelly told BuzzFeed. “Peloton was aware that a Bike would be used in the episode and that Jess King would be portraying a fictional Peloton instructor.”

“Due to confidentiality reasons, HBO did not disclose the larger context surrounding the scene to Peloton in advance,” she added.

Peloton also provided a statement to Entertainment Weekly that was written by Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum, a preventative cardiologist and member of Peloton’s Health & Wellness Advisory Council.

She said, “I’m sure SATC fans, like me, are saddened by the news that Mr. Big dies of a heart attack. Mr. Big lived what many would call an extravagant lifestyle — including cocktails, cigars, and big steaks — and was at serious risk as he had a previous cardiac event in season 6. These lifestyle choices and perhaps even his family history, which often is a significant factor, were the likely cause of his death. Riding his Peloton Bike may have even helped delay his cardiac event.”

The statement continued, “More than 80% of all cardiac-related deaths are preventable through lifestyle, diet, and exercise modifications. And while 25% of heart attacks each year are in patients who already had one (like Mr. Big), even then they are very, very treatable. The lesson here is, KNOW YOUR NUMBERS! It’s always important to talk to your doctor, get tested, and have a healthy prevention strategy. The good news is Peloton helps you track heart rate while you ride, so you can do it safely.”

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