In the world of professional wrestling, few names resonate as powerfully as Jim Ross. The legendary commentator, known for his work with All Elite Wrestling (AEW), recently revealed a significant health emergency that led to an unplanned visit to the hospital.
Jim Ross: The Incident Preceding AEW Collision
Ross, a WWE Hall of Famer, was set to commentate the main event of AEW Collision’s debut episode. However, a fall just hours before the show raised concerns about his health.
Despite his voice sounding off during the June 17th show, Ross soldiered on, only later announcing his decision to step back from his duties to focus on recovery.
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A History of Health Challenges
This is not the first time Ross has faced health issues. In October 2021, he publicly disclosed his battle with skin cancer.
After undergoing treatment, he announced in December of the same year that he was cancer-free. However, the healing process has not been without its challenges.
Ross has spoken about the necessity of wound management and his fears of a potential relapse.
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The Emergency Room Visit for Jim Ross
On a recent episode of Grilling JR, Ross shared details about his unexpected trip to the emergency room. He noticed a concerning spread of redness on his wounded leg, a symptom he had been warned about.
Fearing the situation might spiral out of control, he decided to seek immediate medical attention.
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The Outcome and Future Precautions
The hospital visit, while alarming, did not lead to any immediate interventions. The medical staff reassured Ross, stating, “You’re fine. It’s good that you’re paying attention, but if it continues to move in a northern direction, you need to come back to see us.”
This incident underscores the importance of vigilance in health matters, especially when dealing with a history of serious conditions.
Looking Ahead: AEW All In and Beyond
Despite the recent health scare, Ross remains hopeful about his future in AEW. He expressed his desire to return to the commentary booth for AEW All In, scheduled for August 27th in London, England.
Although he acknowledged that his AEW contract is nearing its end, Ross expressed a keen interest in continuing his work with the company.