Bret Hart, one of the most popular professional wrestlers in history, revealed Monday that he’s fighting prostate cancer.
After The Hitman revealed the upsetting news over an Instagram post, scores of fans and well-wishers took to social media to part with encouraging words for the former WWE superstar.
“I’ve had a great lifelong dance and I’m a survivor of many hard battles. I now face my toughest battle. With hesitation and fear, I openly declare myself in my fight against prostate cancer,” the Canadian said via Instagram.
Bret Hart, a member of the WWE Hall of Fame, revealed that he would undergo emergency surgery in the next few days. “I make a solemn vow to all of those that once believed in me, the dead and the living, that I will wage my fearsome fight against cancer with one shield and one sword carrying my determination and my fury for life, emboldened by all the love that’s kept me going this long already,” wrote the wrestler who survived a near fatal stroke back in 2002.
Hart, 58, retired from the world of sports entertainment after suffering a concussion in 1999 during a match in WCW. Bret Hart spent most of his career with the WWE, where he won the world heavyweight championship on five different occasions.
“The Hitman” is a member of the famed wrestling Hart family from Canada. His father, Stu Hart, is considered a national icon in Canada. Hart’s young brother, Owen Hart, died in 1999 during a tragic incident at a WWE event in Kemper Arena in Kansas City, Missouri.
Here’s hoping Bret Hart can fight the disease.
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