Jim Ross cancer: how is the legendary commentator now?

The commentary booth is one of the distinctive aspects of professional wrestling, and the iconic Jim Ross is a significant presence in this part of the sport. The unfortunate reality is that his admirers have been deprived of his legendary voice due to his health concerns, particularly his fight against cancer.

After having surgery on his right hip, Jim Ross gave a favorable health update on Twitter, alluding to a possible return to pro wrestling commentary. This came as a relief to many who were concerned about his well-being.

How is Jim Ross’ battle against cancer going?

Famous professional wrestling commentator Jim Ross has been dealing with health issues recently, including skin cancer treatment in 2021. Due to health difficulties, he had to step back from AEW commentary in November of last year, despite temporarily returning in December. A second cancer procedure may have been hinted at in his recent tweet, even though he initially stated that he should be cancer-free in December.

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The 72-year-old thanked his supporters on his Twitter account and shared the good news about his recent right hip surgery. Jim Ross announced in 2021 that he was cancer-free after battling skin cancer; nevertheless, he is still receiving therapy for wounds caused by radiation.

Although his current contract with AEW only runs until February 14th, Jim Ross is eager to stay longer and has even shown interest in booking Sting’s retirement match. But maybe he had to take a lot of breaks during his AEW run because of health issues that kept coming back.

Jim Ross also suffered from Bell’s palsy

A growing number of wrestling commentators, including Michael Cole, are placing an emphasis on the importance of healthy living. But Jim Ross stands in sharp contrast owing to his many health issues, including his most recent hip operation for cancer.

In addition to his battle with cancer, Jim often updates his social media followers on his progress as he manages a leg wound, diabetes, and Bell’s palsy. Managing his diabetes and the effects of Bell’s palsy, a disorder that causes facial paralysis, have greatly hindered his capacity to go on with his critically acclaimed commentary work.

Jim Ross
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Ross first had Bell’s palsy in 1994; it returned in 1998 after his mother’s death; and it emerged again in 2009 when he was on a flight from Oklahoma City to Atlanta. The condition is caused by damage to the seventh cranial nerve. He still faces the difficulties caused by these health concerns, even after taking therapies.

We can only pray that he gets back in the commentary booth soon so that he can fulfill his dream to commentate on Sting’s farewell match. What is your take on his recent health issues? Share your thoughts in the comment section. 

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