Hacksaw Jim Duggan‘s battle with cancer isn’t over yet.
Last October, Duggan had his prostate surgically removed, and he later announced that he was cancer-free. On May 15, the WWE Hall of Famer announced that his cancer is back, so he’ll be starting an eight-week radiation treatment soon.
Duggan shared the update in a video he posted on Facebook. He expressed his optimism and stated that the fans’ support will help him get through this.
“Hi folks,” said Duggan. “I hope you’ve enjoyed 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. But the doctors are very optimistic that they caught it early. But still it’s a very terrifying time for me and my family, but the doctors also said to go ahead and live life, which we’re gonna do. So I’m afraid I’m gonna 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 gotta be. And I’m gonna be posting this whole ordeal, so tomorrow on my way to the doctor to get the hormone shots, I’m gonna be posting that. After the shots, I’ll be posting that. Throughout the whole experience, I’ll be posting it. Hopefully it’ll help someone out there because I know a lot of men, a lot of families are gonna go through this. And I know it’s gonna help me. You folks have helped me through an awful, awful lot over the years, many times before. Sharing this with you is gonna help me get through this, so thank you. 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.”
On behalf of WrestleZone, we wish Duggan the best during this difficult time.