WWE Hall Of Famer Hacksaw Jim Duggan has revealed that he has beaten cancer once again, twenty years after first beating the disease.
Back in October Duggan confirmed that he had been diagnosed with prostate cancer in a video shared on social media. The news comes after Hacksaw’s official social media account shared that he had undergone emergency surgery on October 20th.
In the video announcing his diagnosis, the patriotic superstar said:
“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.”
Now Hacksaw Jim Duggan is back with another update on social media and it is good news for the master of the 2×4 as he says has fought off cancer for the second time:
“Hi everybody, I just wanted to share with everybody the great news I just received, that my cancer was all encapsulated inside my prostate,” Duggan said. “They checked my bones – that came out clear, the surrounding tissue came out clear, the lymph nodes came out clear.”
“So, thank God I’m cancer-free. You know, this was my second bout with cancer. 20 years ago I had kidney cancer, now prostate cancer. Folks, remember – early detection saves lives. And Merry, Merry Christmas… Ho, Ho, Hooo!”
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.