AEW star Big Swole, who has not wrestled since the January 19th episode of AEW Dark, has taken to Twitter to provide fans with an update on her status following a flare-up of Crohn’s disease.
In a tweet on March 9th she said that, following a bout of pneumonia, she was told the medication she takes to control Crohn’s disease is not an option due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“After my bout with pneumonia early last year, I was informed that resuming my medicine for Crohn’s would result in death given the COVID-19 circumstances. Seeing as how the biologic I was on shuts down my immune system and acts as such resuming my medicine was not an option.”
Swole went on to explain how Crohn’s affects her entire body and has taken a huge toll on both her physical and mental health.
“As some of you may not know Crohn’s attacks the body as a whole so on top of my intestines issues different body parts would lock up and become incapable of being at the joints. Some days I could barely walk and that took a toll on me emotionally and mentally.”
She finished the statement, which you can read in full below, on a positive note, saying that she is on the road to recovery and thanking fans for their love and messages.
“I’m getting the treatments that I need and my journey to complete healing is underway. Thank you for your love and thoughtful messages, I appreciate them and you!”
— Swolenko: Big Swole® (@SwoleWorld) March 9, 2021
While Big Swole has not wrestled in a match since January 19th, she did appear on the most recent episode of AEW Dark on March 6th where she announced her intention to challenge for the AEW Women’s Championship.
We at Inside the Ropes wish Big Swole well in her recovery.