Wrestler Jimmy Rave has revealed he had to have both legs amputated just months after losing his arm.
The 38-year-old star – who was forced to retire in November 2020 after more than two decades in the business – has wrestled for the likes of Ring of Honor, Dragon Gate, IMPACT, New Japan Pro Wrestling and Combat Zone Wrestling over a fantastic career.
This week, he has opened up on a devastating year as he lost both legs in June due to MRSA and admitted felt ’embarrassed’ which led to him keeping quiet.
Alongside a photo of himself in hospital after the procedure, he tweeted: ‘Apparently it’s time for me to come clean. This past June I began having trouble walking & went to my surgeon. He determined I had MRSA in both legs & they needed to be amputated immediately.
‘Promoters can tell you along with my peers, I’ve had a history w/this and would cancel shows often due to this condition. (sic)’
As described by the NHS, an MRSA infection ‘mainly affect people who are staying in hospital, and symptoms when its deeper in the skin including swelling, warmth, pain, pus and redness.
The NHS adds that if it gets ‘further into your body’, it can also cause chills, a high temperature, aches and pains, dizziness and confusion.
‘Today, that dream has ended for me and I have a new reality. This past Tuesday my world came crashing down when Doctors found an infection in my left arm.
‘I tried toughing it out but by the time I saw a doctor it was too late and and they had to amputate my left arm above the elbow. Thus effectively ending my in ring career.’
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