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Hacksaw Jim Duggan Reveals Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

Hacksaw Jim Duggan

WWE Hall of Famer “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan has revealed that he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer.

Speaking in a new video on social media, “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan has confirmed that he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer. The news comes after Hacksaw’s official social media account shared that he had undergone emergency surgery on October 20th.

Duggan’s wife Debra gave an update the following day, saying that the surgery had gone well.

In the new video, Duggan confirms his diagnosis, explaining that he’s set to undergo further surgery on October 29th.

“Hi folks, you know, Debra and I, we always share the good times with ya, but today we’ve got to share some bad times. I’ve been diagnosed with prostate cancer and I’m having my surgery tomorrow. [October 29th] Actually it’s been going on for a couple of months now and Debra and I have been living with it and getting ready, but reality’s here and I’m going down to Charleston tomorrow to have my cancer surgery.

So folks I know you’ve been thinking and praying for me about this last surgery, please think of me this Friday as I go for my cancer surgery down in Charleston. Debra will keep everybody updated, but I will take a break from social media. So thanks for all the thoughts and prayers and we’ll see you down the road with the grace of God and the skill of the doctors. Love ya.”

“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 1980’s, 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.

Duggan was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2011, appearing in the Royal Rumble the following year.

Everyone at Inside The Ropes sends their best wishes to Jim Duggan and his family following the diagnosis.