WWE Legend Hulk Hogan has been left paralysed from waist down after a back surgery.
Wrestling superstar Hulk Hogan’s friend said he lost feeling in his lower body following back surgery and had to use a cane to walk around.
Mr Hogan, 69, who is legally named Terry Gene Bollea, underwent an unknown procedure where nerves were removed from his back. Further details of the surgery have not been shared, and its unclear if the damage to Hogan’s legs is permanent.
He shared a photo of himself at an event on Monday night, and appeared to be standing unaided, suggesting he is recovering.
Fellow WWE legend Kurt Angle, 54, revealed his long-time friend’s ailment on Monday’s podcast last week. He said Mr Hogan cannot feel anything below the waist, but that he is now walking with a cane, suggesting he still has some use of his legs.
The news comes as the WWE world prepares for WrestleMania, its largest event of the year where many iconic wrestling figure – like Hogan and Angle – often make an appearance.
‘He had the nerves cut from his lower body, he can’t feel his lower body. So, he has to use his cane to walk around. I thought he was using the cane because he has pain in his back. He doesn’t have any pain, he has nothing at all. He can’t feel anything,’ Mr Angle said.
Mr Hogan has not come out to publicly address the issue.
‘So now he can’t feel his legs. So he has to walk with a cane which is, you know, that’s pretty serious, man,’ Mr Angle said.