One of the biggest stars of professional wrestling has revealed that he is in a battle with cancer. Bret Hart took to social media to break the news across a number of platforms, NBC News reports.
Hart, 58, wrote in a post: “With hesitation and fear, I openly declare myself in my fight against prostate cancer. In the next few days, I will undergo surgery with the hope of defeating this nemesis once and for all.”
The Canadian-born Hart became a champion as one of the stars of the World Wrestling Federation (now WWE) in the 1980s and 1990s. Later in his career he went to rival World Championship Wrestling before winning his final championship during a series of comebacks with WWE. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2006 and has continued to wrestle sporadically since that time.
In his post, Hart wrote: “In the past few years, I’ve spent more than enough time paying the price for all those years trying to be the best there ever was as a professional wrestler. I executed excellently and my proudest claim was that I never seriously hurt or injured another wrestler in my 23 year career. I’ve paid a price for all that ‘fake’ wrestling. Aside from a devastating career-ending concussion and numerous surgeries when I was younger, in recent years I’ve had two knee replacements, two hernia operations, surgery on my right elbow, and, just a few months ago, I underwent a four-corner fusion of my right wrist that even now makes it most difficult to write or type.”