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The pro wrestling circuit is indeed filled with curveballs. You never know what could happen in the future, whether you are a fan or a professional wrestler. A recent example of this could be what happened with former AEW champion Kenny Omega. As per a recent update, the 40-year-old was diagnosed with diverticulitis.

Moreover, Omega had been dealing with the same illness for quite some time and was wrestling simultaneously. But did you know this was the same illness that ailed WWE star Brock Lesnar?

Kenny Omega suffered a similar illness as Brock Lesnar

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As the fans were anticipating Kenny Omega and Chris Jericho’s official contest with Big Bill and Ricky Starks for the tag team championships, they didn’t expect that a roadblock would come in between. Just less than 24 hours after the match’s announcement, the Canadian took to social media and revealed that there was no timetable for his return. Just to let you know, Brock Lesnar was also once hit by this disease, and he first saw the glimpse as a symptom when he was in the UFC in 2009.

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Moreover, the entire story was revealed by Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful. On his X account, he informed the viewers, writing, “We’re told Kenny had been ill throughout the last week, even ahead of his match with Ethan Page. He still did the match and the promos, and sought medical attention after, where he was hospitalized and diagnosed with diverticulitis. Get well soon to Kenny”

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With that being finalized, we have to wait and watch when Kenny Omega astounds the world with his return. For now, let’s just dive deep into the painful history of Brock Lesnar with the disease.

How did Brock Lesnar get affected by the same illness?

A medical disorder called diverticulitis is typified by the infection or inflammation of tiny pouches called diverticula, which can develop in the intestines’ walls. In 2009, information about Lesnar’s battle with diverticulitis was made public.

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It struck Lesnar for the first time in November 2009, not long after he defeated Shane Carwin at UFC 116. He’d been having health problems, including stomach aches. He was then forced to cancel his fight with Junior Dos Santos at UFC 131 in June 2011 due to the issue.

In May 2011, he had surgery to resolve the problem, which included removing a foot part of his colon. He was sidelined for a considerable amount of time following the surgery, and his future in mixed martial arts and professional wrestling was unknown. Despite all the hardships, he didn’t lose hope and then came back to the WWE. Well, the rest is history. The world knows how dominant he has been ever since, and is known as one of the most dominant combat sports athletes of all time.

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Kenny Omega will be hoping for a swift recovery so that he can compete in the ring once more without any nagging health issues.

Watch this story: Things Brock Lesnar Has Destroyed Over the Years

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