Renee Paquette, formerly known as Renee Young, has shared a statement following Jon Moxley’s alcohol treatment announcement thanking fans for their support.
Less than 24 hours ago, AEW President Tony Khan took to social media to share the sad news that former AEW Champion Jon Moxley would be entering an inpatient alcohol treatment program, and would be shifting his focus to recovery.
While Jon Moxley himself doesn’t use social media, the outpouring of support for the former Dean Ambrose was momentous, and his wife, Renee Paquette, tweeted her thanks to fans for the support, and shared her own statement on the matter.
“Thanks for this outpouring of support. Jon is every bit of the badass we all know him to be. I couldn’t be more proud of him for getting to proper help he needs, and being given the space to put his health first. Couldn’t possibly love this man more”
Earlier this year, Jon Moxley and Renee Paquette became parents for the first time, as they announced the birth of a baby girl.
Thanks for this outpouring of support. Jon is every bit of the badass we all know him to be. I couldn’t be more proud of him for getting to proper help he needs, and being given the space to put his health first. Couldn’t possibly love this man more ❤️
— Renee Paquette (@ReneePaquette) November 3, 2021
For those who missed the initial announcement from Tony Khan, the President of AEW took to social media to share the information with permission from Jon Moxley, before calling it a “brave choice” and reinforcing the idea that Moxley will have his, and the AEW family’s, full support.
“Jon Moxley has allowed me to share with you that he is entering an inpatient alcohol treatment program. Jon is a beloved member of the AEW family. We all stand with him and Renee, and all of his family and friends, as he shifts his focus to recovery.
“Jon is making a very brave choice to get help, and we’re embracing his choice and supporting him however we can.
“I’m proud to call Jon a friend, and like many of you, I’m also a fan of Mox and look forward to a time in the future when he is eventually ready to return to the ring. Until then, thank you for supporting Jon and respecting his privacy at this time.
“If you or a loved one need help, please reach out to SAMHSA’s National Helpline: 1-800-662-HELP (4357).”
Moxley was scheduled to face Orange Cassidy on the upcoming episode of AEW Dynamite, with the winner of the bout going on to face Bryan Danielson in the finals of the World Title Eliminator Tournament at Full Gear.
Back in May, the former AEW World Champion sat down with Inside the Ropes’ Gary Cassidy to discuss AEW in the UK, the importance of mental health, and more.
Everyone at Inside the Ropes wishes Jon Moxley well in his recovery.