'Sorry to hear': WWE fans rally around Jim Ross after shock news

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Jim Ross, pictured here revealing he's been diagnosed with skin cancer again.
Jim Ross has revealed he's been diagnosed with skin cancer again. Image: Getty/Twitter

The wrestling world is rallying around Jim Ross after the legendary commentator revealed he's been diagnosed with skin cancer again.

The WWE Hall of Famer and current commentator at rival company AEW, Ross revealed the news on social media on Saturday.

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Ross posted a photo of his lower leg with a bandage wrapped around it, writing: "On my way to Orlando for tonight’s AEW Dynamite.

"Skin cancer confirmed. Waiting on radiologist study to determine best treatment. Likely radiation.

"Thanks for the support from so many."

The 69-year-old has overcome skin cancer in the past and was previously diagnosed with Bell's Palsy.

Thousands of his 1.7 million followers sent their well-wishes to the wrestling legend.

"You have an army behind you, Jim. We are all your warriors in this fight - spiritually and in positivity," one fan wrote.

"You’ve shaped a lot of people's love for wrestling and opened up imaginations all over the world with your colourful commentary and passion. 

"With much love."

Another wrote: "Hate to hear this, but get better soon I know you can beat this , best of wishes to you JR."

A third commented: "You are the greatest. You have overcome so many obstacles in your life, and yet you're still going strong.

"Just know you are one of my biggest influences in life, I hope to be a quarter of as great as you are one day. Praying for you."

Jim Ross' illustrious career in professional wrestling

Ross joined WWE in 1993 and became a cult hero with his larger-than-life commentary.

He spent more than 20 years at the company before joining AEW (All Elite Wrestling) earlier this year.

He is widely regarded as the greatest commentator in professional wrestling history, providing the play-by-play coverage for some of WWE's most iconic moments.

Jim Ross, pictured here at WrestleMania Premiere Party in 2012.
Jim Ross at WrestleMania Premiere Party in 2012. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/WWE/Getty Images for WWE)

Ross' health scare is the second this week for a WWE legend, with 'Hacksaw' Jim Duggan hospitalised on Wednesday.

The 67-year-old's wife shared the news with fans on social media, posting a photo of Duggan lying in a hospital bed.

"Back where we don't want to be," wife Debra wrote.

"Please pray for Jim and his doctors as he has emergency surgery this morning."

Thankfully, Debra later revealed that Duggan's surgery was successful and he was doing well.

"Out of surgery and back in his room. Everything went well," she wrote alongside a photo of her smiling husband.

"Thank you for your prayers, good vibes and good thoughts. You can keep them coming in."

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