‘Hacksaw’ Jim Duggan is a WWE Hall of Famer who competed for the promotion during the eighties. Duggan won the first-ever 3o-Man Royal Rumble Match at the inaugural Royal Rumble pay-per-view event in 1988. He is currently retired, but now the legend is speaking up about a recurring health concern.
The former WCW United States Heavyweight Champion took to Facebook on Sunday to reveal that he’s been diagnosed with cancer again. Duggan has been battling prostate cancer on and off since October 2021. The WWE Hall of Famer will undergo eight weeks of radiation treatment.
“Hi, folks. I hope you enjoy the pictures and videos of our travels. We’ve been having a great time. But reality is here and I’m afraid I have some bad news. It seems like my cancer treatment is not over even after the removal of my prostate last October. Tomorrow, I’m having my second hormone shot and Tuesday, I’m being set up for radiation treatment, which will be eight weeks, five days a week.
“The doctors are very optimistic that they caught it early. But still, it’s a very terrifying time for me and my family. The doctors also said to go ahead and live life, which we’re going to do. I’m going to make most shows, but some shows, I’m gonna have to postpone or cancel and I’m sorry about that, but that’s the way it’s got to be. I’ll be posting this whole ordeal as I go through it.
“So tomorrow on the way to the doctor to get the hormone shots. I’m going to be posting that after the shots. I’ll be posting throughout the whole experience. Hopefully, it will help someone out there because I know a lot of men, a lot of families, are going to go through this. I know it’s going to help me.
“You folks have helped me through an awful awful lot over the years many times before and sharing this with you is going to help me get through this. So thank you, and please don’t feel sorry for me. Be thankful that they caught it early. Thoughts and prayers are more than welcome and remember, I’ll get through this. Thanks very much, folks.”
Duggan announced in December 2021 that he was cancer free. This is the latest in a series of health problems faced by the former WWE superstar. Duggan was hospitalized with a severe infection in 2019. Our thoughts and prayers are with Duggan and his wife in this time of need.
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