Former TNA/IMPACT Wrestling broadcaster Don West has been announced with brain lymphoma, and he is immediately entering treatment for it.
West shared the news in a letter on the KPQ website:
Don West here to tell you about how disappointed I am not to be talking about the Seattle Seahawks, the Mariners, the Wenatchee Wild and everything else that we love to talk about every day on the Don West Show.
Many of you have wondered where I have been and why the show is on hiatus. So I want to share this news directly with you. I have been diagnosed with a brain lymphoma and will begin immediate treatment.
I want to thank my wife Terri for her love and support, my family and everyone that works at Cherry Creek Media and KPQ. I also want to thank the Don West Show’s incredible sponsors and my friends for all the prayers that are coming my way. I am praying the chemotherapy will help me heal faster and hopefully I’ll be back on the radio soon.
I can’t wait until this is all over and I can be back with you all again, I love you all!
West was an on-screen manager and announcer for TNA/IMPACT Wrestling. He also played an important role behind the scenes on the merchandising side of things. West worked for the company from 2002 through 2012. He has been doing radio shows for KPQ 560 recently.
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