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WWE News: Jim Ross issues statement on surgery, health status

Johny Payne
10.77K   //    07 Mar 2018, 00:22 IST

Jim Ross provides fans an update on his health status
Jim Ross provides fans an update on his health status

What’s the story?

Jim Ross has taken to social media so as to reveal that he underwent the first of his two surgeries this month.

Ross opened up on having to undergo a couple of surgical procedures on his eyes this month and detailed his current physical status as well. 

In case you didn’t know…

Jim Ross has served in the broadcasting business since the 1970s.

Ross is widely regarded as one of the greatest professional wrestling/sports-entertainment commentators of all time.

The heart of the matter

Over the past few years, Jim Ross has been working on a part-time schedule with the WWE. Ross has also been considerably vocal about his battle with Bell’s Palsy since the mid-1990s—something that is said to have adversely affected his overall health in the ensuing years.

Ross revealed by way of his official Twitter account, that he underwent the first of his two surgeries that were scheduled for this month.

Apparently, the eye surgery was deemed a success, however, Ross added that he still can’t see well out of his right eye. Furthermore, good ol’ JR added that he hopes for everything to be good over the next few days.

What’s next?

Jim Ross presently serves sporadically as a commentator, and primarily works as a talent scout—helping bring up-and-comers in sports-entertainment to the WWE today.

Ross is set to undergo another surgery later this month.

Author’s take

Jim Ross has called some of the greatest moments in professional wrestling history, and battled tons of adversity over the course of his long and storied broadcasting career.

Ross has time and again been applauded for his poise and brilliance in his fight against Bell’s Palsy—a disorder that temporarily causes paralysis in the facial muscles.

Sportskeeda wishes Jim Ross the best of luck in upcoming his surgery and hopes to see the WWE Hall of Famer have a safe & speedy recovery. 

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