In a recent episode of his podcast, Grillin’ JR, WWE Hall of Famer and current AEW commentator Jim Ross provided an update on his health following a severe fall a few weeks ago.
The incident, which resulted in a concussion and left him with a raspy voice, occurred the night before the premiere of AEW Collision. Since then, Ross has been absent from AEW.
Ross detailed the events of that fateful night. He woke up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom and tripped over his CPAP cord, falling face-first into the end table next to his bed.
Despite the immediate swelling and a severe headache the next morning, Ross, driven by commitment and stubbornness, decided to travel to Chicago for Collision.
The Impact on His Work
Ross’s condition worsened throughout the day in Chicago. His voice kept fluctuating, and he struggled to maintain his usual commentary standards.
Despite his best efforts, he couldn’t overcome the physical discomfort and apologised for his performance. After the show, he realized he couldn’t continue in this state and decided to return home.
Jim Ross and The Road to Recovery
Since returning home, Ross has been focusing on his recovery. He has ventured out only a few times, relying on others for groceries and prescriptions. He admitted to using a cane to prevent further falls, a measure he initially found embarrassing but necessary for his safety.
No Timetable for Return
Ross revealed that there is no set date for his return to AEW. Tony Khan, the president of AEW, has been understanding and patient, encouraging Ross to take all the time he needs to recover fully.
Ross expressed his gratitude for Khan’s support and emphasized the importance of health, which he admitted to taking for granted in the past.
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