Former NXT Champion & current RAW Superstar Keith Lee was absent from WWE programming for 5 months this year.
A lot of the fans were concerned for Lee, and he has finally revealed why he was out for so long.
Lee posted a YouTube video to talk about contracting COVID-19 and then dealing with a heart-related issue.
Here’s what Lee said:
“Towards the end of January, I missed about 3 weeks on TV. At that time I had contracted COVID-19, and actually before I continue, let me go ahead and point out something because I’ve been seeing some disturbing and just rude remarks towards Mia Yim. Some stating that it was her fault that I was gone, and some stating that she gave me COVID, and what have you.
Let me go ahead and clear that up right now…that needs to be clear. Were it not for her, I don’t know how things would’ve gone, to be quite honest. I contracted COVID, she did not, actually for like three weeks, and the only reason that she did contract it was because she refused to not be there and take care of me, and unfortunately that ended up costing her an opportunity in the Royal Rumble, but that was a chance she was willing to take.
So, you know, at the end of the day I’m grateful to her, and it’s unfortunate that some of you are ungrateful because the reality is, there’s no telling how things would’ve gone without her assistance.
So…after that I came back for one match against Mr. Riddle, and I believe that was February 8th, and then the next day I got a call saying that there was something off in my blood.
Some people may have experienced this thing where there’s like an inflammation in the heart or lungs, for me it was the heart, and you know, that led to very scary times.
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