WWE Hall of Famer ‘Hacksaw’ Jim Duggan is best known for his American patriot character wielding a 2 x 4 length piece of wood as he comes to the ring. In 1988, Duggan would win the first-ever Royal Rumble match. He was also a one-time United States Heavyweight Champion in WCW. The WWE Hall of Famer has recently been dealing with a health scare and has now provided an update.
Duggan released a video on social media in which he detailed an epiphany he had before heading off to bed:
“I was just in there, brushing my teeth, preparing for bed, and feeling sorry for myself,” Duggan began. “It wasn’t long ago I had kidney cancer – I lost a kidney. Then just three years ago, I had all the heart problems, I was in the ICU unit and ended up having an ablation. Then I had two other incidents where I was in the ICU unit, and then I get diagnosed with prostate cancer – they take out my prostate and I still have to have radiation because the cancer is still in me.
“So I’m sitting there feeling sorry for myself, but then I looked in the mirror, and the man in the mirror is looking back hard at me. And it [says] ‘Duggan, pull your head out! Stand up straight. And God bless that you have only 6 more weeks of radiation. God bless! Look around! Look around! You got it a lot better than a lot of other people. God bless! So Hacksaw, pull your head out!’ And I’m gonna do it!”
Duggan concluded with a message to his fans:
“And folks, make sure, make sure, you get your physicals. Save your life.”
Duggan announced on May 15 that his prostate cancer had returned less than eight months after receiving surgery. He revealed that his radiation treatment would go on for eight weeks.
Hacksaw Jim Duggan is gonna kick cancer’s ass again. pic.twitter.com/KBeCFmUIm4
— Wrestling News (@WrestlingNewsCo) June 22, 2022