As we reported, WWWF / WWF Legend ‘Superstar’ Billy Graham is currently dealing with some serious health issues since January.
Since then, his wife Valerie has posted various updates on the 2004 WWE Hall of Famer’s condition on his official Facebook account.
Last month, the following update was issued about the former WWWF World Heavyweight Champion:
“Admin note – The photo is of Billy and his son Joe
April 25, 2023
It has now been four months since Wayne has not been home, he has either been at the rehab center, or in the hospital.
Due to ongoing issues from his lack of appetite he has now lost 80 pounds and subsequently continues to struggle with extreme weakness. The Osteomyelitis infection in his ears, skull and sinus cavity remains his greatest challenge.
He’s on strong IV antibiotics 3 times a day to treat this and the infectious disease doctor says he will need to be on them for at least 3 more months.
As a result of this infection, he is currently completely deaf. We’re praying this is temporary, and will resolve as the infection is treated. He has intermittently also suffered with kidney issues, and been on dialysis. This in addition to Billy having heart and lung concerns, sores from being in bed for 4 months and depression.
The financial situation has become dire as Insurance is only covering part of this treatment. His rehab copay care is costing $200 a day, out of pocket. Unfortunately, both Wayne, and his wife Valerie, contracted Covid 2 months ago. And unfortunately In Valerie’s case she continues to struggle with what is now Long Covid and as a result she has had to extend her LOA, consequently this has left them with absolutely no income.
The emotional strain of not being able to visit her husband, due to Covid, along with the deep concern over his health as well as their financial difficulties is heart-wrenching and very stressful for them both.
Anyone who could find it in their heart to donate any amount, would be so greatly appreciated. Thank you so much. Please help, and pray for the superstar to recover, and get back home where he belongs. God Bless you all, and thank you. He is in the fight of his life.”
In the latest update, Doctors wanted to remove Billy from life support:
“From Billy’s wife Valerie: Please urgent prayers needed for my husband. The doctors wanted to remove him from life support tonight, I refused. He’s a fighter and his will is strong even if his body isn’t. God is our hope.”
2-Time WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair read this news and tweeted the following about it:
“So Sad To Hear About Billy Graham’s Health!! Make No Mistake – Talk About The Influence He Made On ME And So Many Others! Hulk, Dusty Etc! You’re Beautiful.
Bonnie Dyed My Hair In 1972!! Stay Strong My Mentor! FYI- You And Dusty Rhodes Were My Heroes! You Made Me!”