Antonio Inoki Reportedly In Bad Shape, Battling Rare Heart Condition

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Japanese wrestling legend Antonio Inoki recently retired from politics due to a health issue and he has become wheelchair-bound. According to the Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer reported some new details on Inoki’s ailing health. Inoki is said to not be doing well at all, unfortunately.

Inoki is suffering from a very rare, hereditary heart condition called cardiac amyloidosis. The condition involves abnormal protein build-up on internal organs that cause problems with normal heart functions. Meltzer added that Inoki “has been in bad shape for a while.”

Inoki is reportedly taking “very expensive medicine” to try and fight the disease. Sadly, the 77-year-old Inoki described the process as feeling like he’s “suffocating.”


On behalf of all of us here at EWrestlingNews, we would like to wish Antonio Inoki a speedy recovery.


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