WWE Hall of Famer and AEW coach Arn Anderson has opened up about his struggles with COVID and says he thinks the disease has affected him forever.
The COVID pandemic brought the wrestling business to a standstill when it struck in the spring of 2020. Both WWE and AEW persevered running shows for television in front of no audience while the independent scene was stopped in its tracks completely.
Speaking on his ARN podcast, the founder of the Four Horsemen Arn Anderson discussed his own battles against the disease and how it continues to affect his breathing:
“I am well aware of the fact that I’m having some breathing issues and that’s been a listening issue for a couple of our listeners that basically made it intolerable. I get it. I understand.”
“I hear it from my wife and my boys pretty much daily. But just to let you know, I’m a survivor of COVID and a pretty severe bout I had the one time. The second time was not as bad, but the first time probably affected my breathing forever. Sometimes it’s laboured and I’m learning how to breathe all over again.”
Arn Anderson also discussed his upcoming appearance with the rest of the Horsemen at Starrcast where his old partner Ric Flair will compete in his last match. The appearance is being advertised as the last time the Horsemen will be together publicly:
“When you say that group of Horsemen will probably be the only time we’ll be together, it’s not out of anger or anything negative. It’s just out of necessity. You know everybody’s lives are headed in different directions. This may be the only chance you get to see that group together.”