Lex Luger was considered one of the more underrated names from the Monday Night Wars between WWE and WCW. While he has quite a controversy outside the ring, his contributions to the sport are memorable to fans up to this day.
Luger made an appearance on Busted Open Radio this past Tuesday, “The Total Package” was asked about a possible Hall Of Fame induction, and he was asked how his health is. He had plenty of information to update fans.
You know that has crossed my mind a few times. 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.”
It’s nice to see that Lex is at a place in his in life that’s full of peace despite the drug use back in the day. Who knows what will happen about induction into WWE’s Hall of Fame despite the controversy surrounding Miss Elizabeth’s death still a black cloud over the wrestling industry. Only time will tell.
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