WWE Hall of Famer Bret ‘Hit Man’ Hart reveals update on cancer diagnosis
UPDATE: WWE Hall of Famer Bret "Hit Man" Hart revealed on his Instagram account that he is in good spirits following surgery to treat his recent prostate cancer diagnosis. The ring legend was surrounded by loved ones and looking ahead with positivity as he begins the recovery process
Surgery's over and on the long road to recovery. I want to thank Dr. Hyndman and the nursing staff at Rocky View Hospital for an outstanding job. I also want to thank my family, friends, and fans for all your love and support. Things are looking up and I should be home in the next couple of days. In the words of Vince McMahon: "It's onwards and upwards.
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WWE Hall of Famer Bret “Hit Man” announced via Facebook Monday that he has received a diagnosis of prostate cancer.
“With hesitation and fear, I openly declare myself in my fight against prostate cancer,” Hart said on Facebook. “In the next few days, I will undergo surgery with the hope of defeating this nemesis once and for all.”
The announcement revealed few details about the diagnosis and Hart’s course of action. It does, however, offer Hart’s intention of becoming proof “that prostate cancer can be beaten.”
Hart, a five-time WWE World Heavyweight Champion, was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2006.
Many past and present Superstars and Divas sent messages of support on social media following Hart's announcement:
I'm so proud of @brethitmanhart for coming forward about his battle with cancer and using his voice to help others. I know it's taken a lot of courage for Bret to share this, but now his voice is a powerful tool that can help inspire the masses. If anyone can beat this, it's Bret. #bestthereisbesttherewasbestthereeverwillbe
From winning the @wwe Championship at Wrestlemania X to his own MSG appreciation night on September 25, 2010, and countless more memories at The Garden, Bret "The Hitman" Hart had been a hero to many. He continues to be a hero and an inspiration to fans around the world with his public fight against cancer. The World's Most Famous Arena along with the rest of the WWE universe stand by Bret in his latest battle. #GetWellHitman
My thoughts and prayers are with you Bret. I would ask that all of your fans join with me in praying for your full recovery from cancer.— Ted DiBiase (@MDMTedDiBiase) February 1, 2016
"Never meet your heroes, they'll only disappoint you." @BretHart dispelled this myth for me years ago. Pulling for you once again, Hitman.— Stu Bennett (@WadeBarrett) February 2, 2016
Praying for you @BretHart. You have been a hero to me in and out of the ring.— Mick Foley (@RealMickFoley) February 2, 2016
I know this about @BretHart, he's a fighter and a survivor! He'll beat this! positive thoughts from the east coast.— Robert Maillet (@Robert_Maillet) February 1, 2016
Pls keep my friend @BretHart in your thoughts & prayers as he battles prostrate cancer. I refuse to believe that Bret won't win this battle.— Jim Ross (@JRsBBQ) February 1, 2016
Get well soon and 'kick the bastards ass' @BretHart You're too tough and way too stubborn for cancer. Prayers for your quick kick out!— Eric Bischoff (@EBischoff) February 2, 2016
@BretHart Bro my family prayers and mine are with you like u say U are a warrior you be ok you are Bless love bro I count on you— Savio Vega (@SavioVega) February 2, 2016
@BretHart best wishes on your fight with cancer. You CAN win! Here for you brother!— JakeSnakeDDT (@JakeSnakeDDT) February 2, 2016
Attention@Bret Hart: Chin up, chest out. Put the#Sharpshooter on Prostrate Cancer & that's an Order!!!— SGT SLAUGHTER (@_SgtSlaughter) February 2, 2016
Wanna wish BRET Hart all my thoughts and prayers for the toughest Battle of his life. Let's go Hit Man— Michael PS Hayes (@MichaelPSHayes1) February 2, 2016
Praying for @BretHart as he battles prostate cancer. Fight hard and get well soon Bret. We are all behind you!! ❤️— Lilian Garcia (@LilianGarcia) February 2, 2016
WWE extends its support to Bret and his family in his fight with prostate cancer.