KISSIMEE, Fla. – Former Red Sox pitcher and 38 Studios owner Curt Schilling had a heart attack as the video game company struggled, The Boston Globe reported Sunday.
The revelation, along with Schilling’s comments on 38 Studios, came as the R.I. House Oversight Committee holds hearings to reconstruct how the state’s deal with the company came together and fell apart.
Schilling suffered a heart attack he described as “decent” in November 2011, he said in the Globe profile. He was reluctant to talk about the incident, which had not previously been public knowledge, though he told the Globe the stress of running 38 Studios was “part of it.”
The company declared bankruptcy in June 2012. Rhode Island had issued $75 million in bonds to help attract Schilling’s company to the state.
Schilling spoke to the Globe about his disappointment in the failure of his company. “At the end of the day, it failed because I failed to raise outside capital,” he said.
He also placed blame on R.I. Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee, who according to Schilling did “absolutely nothing” to help the deal succeed.
Chafee’s office did not comment to the Globe, citing the pending lawsuit surrounding the 38 Studios deal.