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Jim Ross Shares Photograph Following Cancer Surgery

Jim Ross

Legendary announcer Jim Ross has shared a photograph showing the aftermath of recent surgery for his skin cancer.

Jim Ross revealed on October 23rd that he had been diagnosed with skin cancer. Writing on social media two days previously, Ross disclosed that he was heading for a CT scan for what he described as a “potential skin cancer issue.” At the time, he said that he had been dealing with the issue for over a year.

The WWE Hall of Famer 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 real 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.”

Ahead of the November 24th episode of AEW Dynamite, Ross shared a photograph on Twitter showing that the back procedure had been carried out, while also promoting the show.


9/8 CT This card is loaded! The arena is SOLD OUT! Hope you join us!”

Despite previously being unsure if he would be able to join Excalibur and Tony Schiavone on commentary immediately following his procedures, JR was back in the headset calling the action on Dynamite just a few hours later.

Everyone at Inside The Ropes would like to send their best wishes to Jim Ross as he continues his treatment.