WWE Hall Of Famer Hacksaw Jim Duggan has revealed the sad news that the cancer he had already defeated has returned once more.
Jim Duggan announced in December 2021 that he had beaten prostate cancer after undergoing surgery for the illness in October of that year.
The WWE icon has now taken to social media to share a video where he reveals the unfortunate news that his recovery is not over as he is set to begin radiation treatment:
“Hi, folks, I hope you enjoy the pictures and videos of our travels. We’ve been having a great time. But reality is here and I’m afraid I have some bad news. It seems like my cancer treatment is not over even after the removal of my prostate last October. Tomorrow, I’m having my second hormone shot and Tuesday, I’m being set up for radiation treatment, which will be eight weeks, five days a week.”
“The doctors are very optimistic that they caught it early. But still, it’s a very terrifying time for me and my family. The doctors also said to go ahead and live life, which we’re going to do. I’m going to make most shows, but some shows, I’m gonna have to postpone or cancel and I’m sorry about that, but that’s the way it’s got to be.”
“I’ll be posting this whole ordeal as I go through it. So tomorrow on the way to the doctor to get the hormone shots. I’m going to be posting that after the shots. I’ll be posting throughout the whole experience.”
“Hopefully, it will help someone out there because I know a lot of men, a lot of families, are going to go through this. I know it’s going to help me. You folks have helped me through an awful awful lot over the years many times before and sharing this with you is going to help me get through this. So thank you, and please don’t feel sorry for me. Be thankful that they caught it early. Thoughts and prayers are more than welcome and remember, I’ll get through this. Thanks very much, folks.” (h/t Fightful)
Hacksaw Jim Duggan began his wrestling career in 1979 after a brief stint with the Atlanta Falcons NFL franchise. After appearing in Mid-South Wrestling for much of the 1980s, Duggan arrived in the WWF in 1987. Here Duggan enjoyed a great run of success appearing at the first-ever Survivor Series and winning the first Royal Rumble Match.
The veteran moved to WCW in 1994 where he went on to win the United States and World Television Championships. Duggan returned to WWE in 2005 enjoying short feuds with the likes of Eugene and Cody Rhodes.
Hacksaw Jim Duggan was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2011, appearing in the Royal Rumble the following year.
Everyone at Inside The Ropes continues to send their best wishes to Jim Duggan and his family for a full and speedy recovery.