Jim Duggan has shared an update on his health as he continues his battle with cancer.
In October 2021, Jim Duggan underwent prostate surgery in an effort to combat his recent cancer diagnosis. It initially appeared that surgery was successful as Duggan announced that he was cancer free that December.
However, in May 2022, the WWE Hall of Famer revealed that he was set to undergo more treatment as the cancer had remained.
Posting on social media, Duggan has now offered a fresh update. The wrestling legend detailed how he had given himself a talking to, after he began to get down about his recent health struggles. He closed by imploring everyone to get regular physicals as they could save your life.
“I was just in there, brushing my teeth, preparing for bed, and feeling sorry for myself,” Duggan began. “It wasn’t long ago I had kidney cancer – I lost a kidney. Then just three years ago, I had all the heart problems, I was in the ICU unit and ended up having an ablation. Then I had two other incidents where I was in the ICU unit, and then I get diagnosed with prostate cancer – they take out my prostate and I still have to have radiation because the cancer is still in me.
“So I’m sitting there feeling sorry for myself, but then I looked in the mirror, and the man in the mirror is looking back hard at me. And it [says] ‘Duggan, pull your head out! Stand up straight. And God bless that you have only 6 more weeks of radiation. God bless! Look around! Look around! You got it a lot better than a lot of other people. God bless! So Hacksaw, pull your head out!’ And I’m gonna do it!”
Duggan concluded, “And folks, make sure, make sure, you get your physicals. Save your life.”
Everyone at Inside The Ropes continues to send their best wishes to Jim Duggan and his family for a full and speedy recovery.
H/t to Wrestling Inc for the transcription.