WWE News: Bret Hart dealing with prostate cancer
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Bret ‘The Hitman’ Hart revealed Monday that he is now dealing with an upcoming battle with prostate cancer.
The WWE legend who has had memorable fights in the past made the revelation on social media, will undergo surgery and vows to fight the dreaded diseased to the very end.
“I refuse to lose, I will never give in or give up, and I will win this battle or die trying,” says Hart via Instagram and Facebook.
Hart had his best years in the WWE, starting out as tag team duo with Jim ‘The Anvil’ Neidhart to make up the famed Hart Foundation.
From there, he went off to do singles competition where he rose to fame. He first became an Intercontinental champion in 1991 and became WWE Heavyweight champion in 1992.
In 2002, Hart was able to weather a stroke and now he deals yet with another challenge, something that he promises to battle and die trying.
“I hope I can take the fight to prostate cancer. To be a leader in awareness and to set the example for men everywhere who find themselves in my very same shoes, that prostate cancer can be beaten,” says Hart towards the end of his message.
It is with great remorse that I feel compelled to speak truthfully to my friends, family and my millions of fans around the world. In the past few years, I've spent more than enough time paying the price for all those years trying to be the best there ever was as a professional wrestler. I executed excellently and my proudest claim was that I never seriously hurt or injured another wrestler in my 23 year career. I've paid a price for all that "fake" wrestling … Mark Helprin wrote: "We are all perfect clocks that Divinity has set to ticking when, even before birth, the heart explodes into a lifelong dance." I've had a great lifelong dance and I'm a survivor of many hard battles. I now face my toughest battle. With hesitation and fear, I openly declare myself in my fight against prostate cancer. In the next few days, I will undergo surgery with the hope of defeating this nemesis once and for all. My fans have always looked upon me as a hero and I've always done my best to live up to that in and out of the ring. I beat the odds when I suffered my stroke in 2002, but it is now yet again, that I … stand unafraid and face the tough road ahead of me, I will march toward this destiny with his spirit chanting in my ear. I make a solemn vow to all of those that once believed in me, the dead and the living, that I will wage my fearsome fight against cancer with one shield and one sword carrying my determination and my fury for life, emboldened by all the love that's kept me going this long already. Love is my weapon and I've got much of it around me all the time, for which I'm truly blessed and eternally grateful. My children, grandchildren, and my loving wife Steph have been and will constantly be at my side. I refuse to lose, I will never give in or give up, and I will win this battle or die trying. Most important of all, I hope can take the fight to prostate cancer. To be a leader in awareness and to set the example for men everywhere who find themselves in my very same shoes, that prostate cancer can be beaten. B x