Big Swole hasn’t been seen much in AEW this year, but there is a reason for that. She’s been out of action with an illness, and she has been unable to wrestle.
Tony Khan revealed that Big Swole suffers from Crohn’s Disease, and she had a flare-up as well. This caused her to be pulled from action as she focused on her health and getting over this situation.
Swole addressed fans with a very candid letter as she explained what she’s going through. This hasn’t been an easy situation for anyone, but Big Swole will continue pressing on through everything.
“This past year has been filled with ups and a lot of downs. After my bout with pneumonia early last year, I was informed that resuming my medicine for Crohn’s would result in death given the COVID-19 circumstances. Seeing as how the biologic I was on shuts down my immune system and acts as such resuming my medicine was not an option. I was doing alright self-managing until the flare ups started in the fall. As some of you may not know Crohn’s attacks the body as a whole so on top of my intestines issues different body parts would lock up and become incapable of bending at the joints. Some days I could barely walk and that took a toll on me emotionally and mentally. Living with this disease may seem like a thorn and it is but it also shows me that His grace is sufficient and no matter what happens I will smile because I am more than a conqueror. I am Swole and that mentality/faith will carry me through it all. I ask that you bare with me, I’m getting the treatments that I need and my journey to complete healing is underway. Thank you for your love and thoughtful messages, I appreciate them and you! Much love to everyone, be safe! #Chronies”
We’re sending out our best to Big Swole during this time. She’s dealing with a difficult situation, but she also has a support system around that is certainly helping her get through this tough time. Hopefully, she will be able to make an in-ring return very soon.