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‘Superstar’ Billy Graham Hospitalised

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Former WWWF Champion and WWE Hall of Famer, ‘Superstar’ Billy Graham has been hospitalised according to a social media post made by his wife, Valerie.

Suffering from an infection in his big toe, Graham’s grievance may not sound that pressing but that could not be further from the truth thanks to health complications he has suffered in days gone by.

Billy Graham is also a diabetic, suffers from congestive heart failure and is immune-suppressed after undergoing a liver transplant. His weak immune system means that he is susceptible to other illnesses including COVID-19.

In her Facebook post, Graham’s wife wrote:

Asking for prayers for my husband Wayne he’s been admitted to the hospital for a pretty significant infection in his big toe….he’s diabetic and there is some bone involvement. Most of you know that he’s immune suppressed due to his liver transplant and he’s also dealing with congestive heart failure….

Due to COVID restrictions, I cannot be at the hospital but will keep you all updated as I get more information.

We believe in the power of prayer! And I can see the hand of the Lord all over this…even Wayne’s doctor agreed…everything happens for a reason. Wayne was having a difficult time breathing today… the edema in his legs was increasing quickly…. I decided to change his TED hose to a new pair for additional support….that’s when I saw the infection…had he not had the swelling I would not have seen his foot a true blessing in disguise….Thank you Lord Jesus.

Billy Graham currently has a GoFundMe page for fans to donate in order to help with his lofty medical bills which at time of writing has topped over thirty thousand dollars.

‘Superstar’ first came to the attention of many for his unique physique which outshone most of his colleagues in the seventies and shocked the wrestling world when he dethroned Bruno Sammartino to lift the WWWF Championship on April 30, 1977, ending the Italian’s historic second reign at four years.

Everyone at Inside the Ropes wishes Billy Graham a speedy recovery.