WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle had an incredible career, he has created several unforgettable moments for fans. His prime days are long gone, and the wrestler is now dealing with serious health issues.
On the latest episode of the “Kurt Angle Show” podcast, Angle discussed his neck issues and several health problems that forced him to stop wrestling. The 53-year-old stated that both of his arms have atrophied and lost roughly 3 inches in length.
I can’t feel my two pinkies at all. I’ve had a lot of problems with my motor skills. My arms went numb for periods of time. I’ve lost about three inches in both arms so my arms have atrophied.
Kurt Angle stated that not having neck fusion surgery has caused him further complications. He definitely regrets not having the surgery sooner and has declared that he would undergo it now.
So it’s tough. I mean, you know you when you do the surgeries, these quick fix surgeries, that’s what Jason did, that’s what I did, instead of doing fusion, you’re going to have some problems down the road. So you know, eventually I’m going to have to have fusion. I should have had it already and I didn’t.
Angle had a lengthy history of painkiller addiction, which cost him his friendship with Vince McMahon in 2006. His body still feels the after-effects of the long in-ring career. He has vowed to never wrestle again after the double knee replacement surgery.
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