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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."
On my way to Orlando for tonight’s @AEW Dynamite.
Skin cancer confirmed. Waiting on radiologist study to determine best treatment. Likely radiation.
Feeling great and ready to attack.
Thanks for the support from so many. 🙏🤠 pic.twitter.com/51PRET5Mgo
— Jim Ross (@JRsBBQ) October 23, 2021
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."
Hoping for the best for you!
— James Stewart (@IAmJamesStewart) October 23, 2021
You have an army behind you, Jim. We are all your warriors in this fight - spiritually and in positivity. You’ve shaped a lot of peoples love for wrestling and opened up imaginations all over the world with your colorful commentary and passion. With much love.
— Jeremy Padawer (@JeremyCom) October 23, 2021
Let’s go, JR!💪💪💪💪💪
— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) October 23, 2021
Sounds like you’re in good hands. You’ll have nothing to worry about!
— Robert Wuhl (@RobertWuhl) October 23, 2021
Get well soon sir. I miss my childhood monday and Thursday nights . And of course the pay-per-views. You and the King always made those shows as exciting as they ever could have been.I miss that era in pro wrestling. Growing up Austin was my fav but everyone in that era was great
— Matty LeRoy (@MattyLeRoy1987) October 23, 2021
Hate to hear this , but get better soon I know you can beat this , best of wishes to you JR pic.twitter.com/LTxAwML1Fa
— Cristian Kelly (@Cristia99493334) October 23, 2021
So sorry to hear that this was the diagnosis. I'll light a candle for you. You've always been a fighter and I can't wait to hear your voice tonight. We're gonna have a full house tonight just for #AEWDynamite I love that we can have friends over for wrestling shows again!
— Georgia Nelson (@Domineance) October 23, 2021
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.
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."
Out of surgery and back in his room. Everything went well. Thank you for your prayers, good vibes and good thoughts. You can keep them coming in. pic.twitter.com/gPUWI4N6Wq
— Hacksaw Jim Duggan (@OfficialHacksaw) October 20, 2021
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