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Lex Luger Reveals What His Doctor Told Him Recently

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• Lex Luger Reveals What His Doctor Told Him Recently

WWF/WCW Legend Lex Luger was recently interviewed on ‘Busted Open Radio’, where he gave an update on his health.

Luger suffered a spinal stroke in 2007, that led to paralysis.

He had to regain movement in his arms and legs again, which took years of recovery and by 2010 he was able to walk short distances and even drive a car again.

Here’s what The Total Package said:

“My health is phenomenal. My doctor gives me my annual checkups and blood work and says, ‘Man, for all you’ve been through, you have mobility issues from your spinal cord injury. That’ll always be there.’

But he goes, ‘man, you stay trim’ and he goes, ‘you are like the healthiest 64-year-old I’ve ever had in this office. No medications, you’re not on anything because you are extremely healthy.’

I always will have probably obviously mobility issues. My main thing is I can walk and stand a little bit which is like a less than 1% miracle of God for my type of spinal cord injury – cervical C5 C6. I’m like one of their miracles. I can drive and walk a little bit and dress myself and feed myself. All that stuff was stuff I was never supposed to be able to do. And I’m very thankful for that.

I can walk a little bit but what happens is from my injury type I had I don’t know if you guys have had a power surge during an electrical storm. The power would go out just for a second and come right back on. That’s what can happen if I’m walking.

If I’m not holding on to something like either a walker or in a wheelchair, I will go down and I found out the hard way. I never have a warning of when it’s just going to come and I always pick the worst places like a crowded movie theater on a Friday night or church on a Sunday morning. I always fall at the worst place, it was embarrassing.

For my safety, my neurologist told me, ‘if you’re going to try to walk around like this you better wear like a bicycle helmet with elbow knee pads all the time.’ Well I go, ‘that would look kind of goofy.’ So I just learn to stay in the chair and use the walker most of the time, especially during appearances, and not try to walk and have a power shutdown or from either fatigue or not knowing when it comes.

So it’s really more of a safety thing. And, but I can walk a little bit so my health is really good. I’m very thankful for that.”

Luger first joined Vince McMahon’s short-lived World Bodybuilding Federation in 1992, then wrestled for the World Wrestling Federation from January 1993 until he returned to Ted Turner’s WCW in September of 1995.

Also Read: WWF Legend Needs A Wheelchair At Times

WATCH: Lex Luger Walks Again (July 31, 2022):

• Old School WWF Legend Celebrates His Birthday

Old School WWF Veteran Tugboat aka Typhoon (Real name: Fred Ottman) celebrates his 65th birthday today.

He wrestled for the World Wrestling Federation from 1990 till 1993, then went to WCW, where he was called The Shockmaster, whom pretty much everybody remembers for tripping through a wall LIVE on national TV (TBS).

Typhoon returned to the WWF for a few months in 1994 and also for 1 night when he was an entrant in the Gimmick Battle Royal at WrestleMania X-Seven in 2001.

Him and his deceased partner Earthquake († R.I.P.) are rumored to get inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame next year, but at this moment those rumors are anything but confirmed.


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