Former WWE Superstar Virgil has revealed that he has been diagnosed with colon cancer.
Writing on social media, Virgil has disclosed that he is battling stage two colon cancer. In a short message, the former nWo star asked fans for help with his medical bills as he is unable to afford the escalating costs.
The news is another blow to the star who recently opened up about struggles with early stage dementia, after he had suffered what doctors described as “two massive strokes.”
“Dearest a Meatsauce Mafia. I am grateful that I can communicate something that has happened to me. Unfortunately I have some really hard news to share.”
“If you were wondering why I haven’t been so engaged over the last few weeks it’s because i was given bad news.”
“Since Mania weekend (of all weekends) I was not feeling so great. Something wasn’t right. My head, my arm and my heart . When I came back from Dallas i Ended up going to the Doctor and they discovered a whole bunch of issues.”
“For starters- without me knowing, over the past few months the Doctor had identified that I suffered 2 massive strokes. Like I didn’t Even have a clue till I started not working with 1 of my arms. It’s basically not able to do anything. This was the decent news.”
“The worse news is that I have Been told that I am Fighting with an early stage of dementia. The years of taking the big main event bump every night (that nobody else wanted to take) Had started to effect me.”
“I’m nervous I’m scared & God knows I can’t afford 2 get through this & even make a living. It’s really sad as all I want to do is have fun & do what I always do. Survive. What am I asking for? Well 4 starters, my roommate and team have helped me with this page to help me get buy.”
“I’ll also sell autographs, video shout-outs or even if you could download my $2 video game (ON BOTH IOS AND ANDROID JUST LOOK UP MEATSAUCE MADNESS). It means EVERYTHING. I am asking you to send this out to all your friends, family or anyone that you ever thought loved Wrestling.”
“It all helps. I ain’t looking for sympathy. I am looking for the love I have Poured into this business to hopefully carry me through this sh*tty time. I did my time. I took my lumps. Now I am Just trying to survive. Hope this makes sense. Love you all.”
It’s really shitty right now. Too make things worse I know have stage 2 colon cancer. I am a fighter but need your help. I cannot afford any of the medical bills and would love your support. https://t.co/PG7VkpQWxP love you guys pic.twitter.com/6EF1YzT7Ai
— Virgil (@TheRealVirgil) May 14, 2022
Virgil made his name in the World Wrestling Federation in the late eighties at the side of Million Dollar Man Ted DiBiase. As DiBiase’s bodyguard, he ensured that anybody that dared claim not to have a price for the Million Dollar Man soon paid the price in the ring.
Eventually, that partnership soured as Virgil saw the light and stepped out of DiBiase’s shadow. He became only the second Million Dollar Champion ever when he defeated DiBiase for the belt at SummerSlam in 1991.
Virgil eventually defected to WCW, joining the New World Order where he was known as Vincent. Under his pre-WWE name of Soul Train Jones, the star appeared on AEW television, introducing Chris Jericho’s ‘Le Celebration Of Le Champion’ back in 2019.
Everyone at Inside The Ropes would like to send their best wishes to Virgil at this difficult time.