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Sunny Fears She’s Going To Die The Same Way Chris Candido Did

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Tammy Sytch, the WWE Hall of Famer known to fans as Sunny, is facing significant health challenges following her recent transfer to a state prison in Florida.

Speaking to TMZ Sports, Sytch detailed her ordeal with a severe blood clot in her leg and expressed frustration over the inadequate medical attention she has received from prison officials.

Health Crisis

Sytch, who is 51 and was sentenced to 17 years in prison in 2023 for her involvement in a fatal car crash, noticed something was wrong with her left leg shortly after being moved to Lowell Correctional Institution in Marion County. She described experiencing intense swelling from her knee down to her toes and immediately sought medical help.

Despite her urgent need, Sytch claims that prison officials were unresponsive for weeks. She described her leg as appearing “like somebody put a bicycle tire pump on it and just inflated it twice the size.”

As a diabetic, her condition worsened significantly, with her leg turning “funky colors” and developing a “huge red lump” under the calf, making it difficult for her to walk.

Delayed Diagnosis and Treatment

After persistent complaints, Sytch eventually underwent tests that confirmed she had a blood clot requiring treatment with blood thinners.

However, she reported ongoing difficulties in receiving the necessary medication, raising concerns about the quality of care she can expect while incarcerated.

Fear of Death

Sunny’s fears that she’s going to die the same way Chris Candido did:

“All that’s been going through my mind for the past three weeks is, ‘Oh, my God, I’m going to follow in [my ex-husband’s] footsteps and die of a blood clot just like he did because I can’t get medical treatment at this prison’. It’s pretty bad.”

It should be noted that Chris’ brother Johnny Candido revealed in 2016 that his brother actually died of acute pneumonia brought on by surgery, not a blood clot.

Future Outlook

Despite the challenges, Sytch remains cautiously optimistic but is prepared to demand care at an off-site hospital if her condition does not improve. Her current health battle adds to the difficulties of serving a lengthy sentence, with her release date set for January 3, 2040.

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