WWE Posts Article On Jim Ross’s Third Bell’s Palsy Attack

Matt Boone

The following is from WWE.com:

J.R. suffers third Bell’s palsy attack
By: Mike McAvennie
Written: October 20, 2009

SmackDown announcer and WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross is down, but he’s far from out, despite reporting on his blog on jrsbarbq.com Tuesday that he has suffered his third attack from Bell’s palsy. [To read the blogs, click here.]

Bell’s palsy – named for Scottish surgeon Sir Charles Bell, who studied the nerve and its innervation of the facial muscles 200 years ago – is a paralysis or weakness that affects the muscles on one side of the face, often caused by trauma to the seventh cranial nerve. In most cases, the effects are not permanent.

Ross’ first encounter with the condition took place in late January 1994. His second Bell’s palsy attack occurred in late 1998, days after suffering the loss of his mother.

In the first of two blogs he posted Tuesday, Ross reported that he suffered his third Bell’s palsy attack Monday night, during a flight from Oklahoma City to Atlanta. “I was able to reach WWE doctors who were in Jacksonville for Raw,” he wrote, “and they were able to call in the medicines I needed to get started on to slow down the paralysis. Now we just wait and see how the meds work, and Mother Nature takes her course.”

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