Hacksaw Jim Duggan revealed this week he was recently diagnosed with prostate cancer.
The wrestling legend posted a new video on Instagram and revealed he will be having surgery on Friday for the cancer and asked for fans to keep him in their thoughts as he goes to Charleston for the procedure.
“Hi folks. You know, Debra and I, we always share the good times with you, but today we got to share some bad times. I’ve been diagnosed with prostate cancer, and I’m having my surgery tomorrow. Actually, it’s been going on for a couple of months now, and Debra and I have been living with it and getting ready. But reality is here, and I’m going down to Charleston tomorrow to have my cancer surgery.
So folks, I know you’ve been thinking and praying for me about it this last surgery. Please think of me this Friday as I go get my cancer surgery down in Charleston. Debra will keep everybody updated, but I want to take a break from social media. So thanks for all the thoughts and prayers, and we’ll see you down the road with the grace of God and the skill of the doctors. Love you.”
On Friday, Duggan’s family said everything went well and the 67-year-old is now recovering.
“Jim’s surgery went as planned,” Duggan’s family said. “He is resting comfortably now. Thank you for your prayers, good vibes and well wishes. Please continue them as he continues to heal.”
Just last week, Duggan underwent emergency another surgery for what was an undisclosed ailment at the time.
Duggan is one of the best wrestlers of all time and was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2011.