Just days after the release of the Netflix sequel Tiger King 2, news has broken that the series’ star, former zookeeper Joe Exotic, is being transferred to a special prison facility for further treatment of his aggressive prostate cancer. TMZ reports that Joe was transferred from FMC Fort Worth to FMC Butner in North Carolina.

Joe Exotic has said he would refuse cancer treatment and was ready to die. It appears the federal prison system is not leaving him any choice in the matter. Joe is serving time for a murder-for-hire scheme in which he was convicted of offering a man money to kill rival tiger nut Carole Baskin.

Joe Exotic has been desperately trying to get out of prison since he first arrived there. While behind bars, he’s also remained an entrepreneur. He’s got a cannabis line, Joe Exotic underwear, and more available.

The Tiger King has begged for his release, demanding that he is an innocent man. The new season of the Netflix show examines alternative theories that may implicate others in the big cat industry in the plot. The explosive details have shocked fans and renewed interest in the case.

Carole Baskin is the proprietor of Big Cat Rescue. Her husband, Don Lewis, has been missing and presumed dead since 2002. After the release of the documentary, a movement began to find out what happened to Lewis. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security says he’s still alive.

Whether you love him or hate him, Joe Exotic is going through a difficult time right now. His battle with cancer is getting very serious now. Hopefully he’s getting the treatment he needs.

Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a writer for Ringside News and its sister pop-culture news site, Thirsty for News. He’s been a pro wrestling fan since he was old enough to talk, which places his origins as a fan back to WrestleMania 3. If you look closely, you can find him in his teenage form in the crowd during the 1998 King of the Ring and any number of ECW FanCam tapes. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA. His writing experience includes work for 247Sports, F4WOnline, and a litany of completely random freelance copywriting and ghostwriting jobs. Michael is working hard every day to bring a little extra to the stories he tells. With a passion for pro wrestling and pop culture, he’s delivering the news with the context it takes to understand it. He believes the world of professional wrestling is one of the most fascinating cultural phenomena of all time and loves to weave together it’s past and present. In his spare time, Michael likes to torture himself as a University of Pittsburgh football fan, sample tasty beers, and pretending to be good at Rocket League.

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