Last month, 5-time World Heavyweight Champion Bret Hart penned an emotional letter on Facebook revealing that he was facing his most ruthless opponent yet: prostate cancer. The 58-year-old vowed in his letter to fight relentlessly against his diagnosis, using his fans as the driving force of motivation.
“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.”
Hart underwent a successful surgery in February, removing his prostate without the need for radiation and chemotherapy. Doctors told Hitman that the cancer was entirely contained, but as we all know, cancer is a stubborn, pesky son of a bitch.
Thankfully, there is more good news coming from the Hart camp as WWE play-by-play man Jim Ross appeared on WABC Radio’s The Gunz Show to reveal that he has been in contact with Bret and he is, in fact, cancer-free.
“They removed the cancer by removing his prostate. His cancer is a non-issue now, thank God. All issues are resolved and addressed … so that’s the good news about Bret Hart.”
Continued well wishes go out to Bret and his family. Its also important to note that with the exception of skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common in men. About 1 in 7 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime, and although most men don’t die from it, it’s important to keep on top of our doctor check-ups as we become older. I’m turning into my mother.
Here’s a quick trip down memory lane on why Bret Hart is one of WWE’s all-time greats.