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Jim Ross Declares “I’m Cancer Free”

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Jim Ross has given a medical update on his skin cancer treatment as the WWE Hall Of Famer is set to return to the announce desk on AEW Dynamite.

Writing on social media on October 21st, Jim Ross revealed that he was heading for a CT scan for what he described as a “potential skin cancer issue.” At the time, Ross said that he had been dealing with the issue for over a year.

Jim Ross updated fans again ahead of a special Saturday night edition of AEW Dynamite on October 23rd, JR confirmed that he has been diagnosed with skin cancer. Ross wrote that he was waiting on a radiologist study to determine the best treatment, which will likely be radiation therapy. The Hall of Famer added that he was feeling great and ready to attack before thanking fans for their well wishes.

Jim Ross gave a further update on his health on a recent episode of his ‘Grilling JR’ podcast, saying that he was due to undergo a procedure on his back as well as prepare for radiation therapy:

“I don’t like dealing with this skin cancer, but that’s the hand I’ve been dealt. The only thing I can do is to get healthy and go through all the procedures to ensure that can happen. On the 22nd of November, the doctor found two more places on my back and he’s going to cut those out in one appointment, then earlier in the day I’ll have gone to my cancer doctor and they have to build a boot for me to do the radiation accurately which I’m all for.”

“It’s two different processes, one is my back which I didn’t even know I had and the other is that big one on my ankle. Ironically the one on my ankle is healing up really well. You can still see that there’s an issue but it doesn’t look as gross and as gruesome as I displayed in that picture which I wish I had not done quite honestly. I do believe in sharing with the fans and maybe to a faulting degree. I’ve got a big month of November, it’s going to be an aggressive month.”

Taking to social media once again, but this time to spread good news, the Oklahoma native wrote to his legions of fans:

I’m CANCER FREE! We did it! See you tonight on #AEWDYNAMITEat 8 ET!”

Jim Ross returns for an AEW Dynamite New Year’s Smash show that will see The Undisputed Era of Bobby Fish, Kyle O’Reilly, and Adam Cole reunite for the first time in an AEW ring as they face the team of Best Friends and Orange Cassidy.