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“Fantastic Performer and Human Being”: Fans Send Prayers as 51-Year-Old WWE Legend Battles Severe Health Issues

Published 02/22/2023, 9:54 AM EST

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‘Life is uncertain’. You are fit today and a few weeks later, life takes another turn, which is not expected. A former WWE superstar currently faces a similar situation. In his recent post on social media, he talked about how his health has worsened over the matter of a few weeks.

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51-year-old former WWE superstar Stevie Richards recently shared a post on Instagram. He was in the hospital and was standing with a support of a walker. He captioned the post, “The last 4 weeks, especially the last one, have really been something else. We aren’t quite at the finish line yet, but hopefully the road to recovery starts asap.”

He further wrote about sharing what happened to him in a YouTube documentary. He would be filming his entire recovery journey for his YouTube channel. Also, he asked the fans to check out his channel where he has new content in the process which will be posted later.

As per PWInsider, Richards faced a number of spine / back issues which got “more and more pronounced in recent weeks”

Richards first started wrestling in ECW in 1992. He was one of the most talked about ECW wrestlers back in the 90s. The 51-year-old turned babyface after joining BWO. He took some time off in 1997 for undergoing neck surgery.

In 1999, he joined WWE as part of the BWO group. Moreover, Richards had a long WWE career that lasted till 2008 after which he joined TNA as “Dr. Stevie”.

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Fans share their support for former WWE star Stevie Richards

Several wrestling stars are currently hospitalized over health issues. ‘Superstar’ Billy Graham and Jerry Lawler are two names who were rushed to the hospital recently. After learning about Richards being hospitalized, fans quickly shared their support through social media.

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Some of the fans shared their support on his Instagram post.

“You got this Big Stevie Cool! 🤌🏻”

‘Hope everything is ok. Get well!”

“Stay strong Stevie..very entertaining in your BWO, Raven’s ecw flock and Right to Censor days’

‘I’m pulling for ya! Get well soon. 🙏🏼”

“My best wishes as you recover. You’re indeed a fantastic performer and human being.”


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“You’re the man, Stevie. You’ll kick out of this and be dancin’ again soon.”

‘Hope you are doing well, Stevie – here’s wishing you all the best in your recovery, from all your fans & friends in Wildwood, NJ!”


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A few weeks later Richards will share the videos of his recovery. Everyone wishes him a speedy recovery and he has the support of his fans who wish him all the best.

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Written by:

Tushar Deogharkar


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Tushar Deogharkar is a WWE writer at EssentiallySports. Tushar has done his Master's in Tourism Management and is an ardent fan of pro wrestling. He follows WWE and AEW very closely and wants to learn how the promotions are run.
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Sherjeel Malik