Tommy Dreamer is a true veteran in the world of professional wrestling, who made a name for himself in ECW. Hailed as the Innovator Of Violence, Dreamer still continues to wrestle even now. It appears that Dreamer announced that he has skin cancer for the third time.

Being a professional wrestler is a very time-consuming and tasking job which can also keep one away from their loved ones. That said, Tommy Dreamer took time off from wrestling to be with his mother.

Unfortunately, his mother had passed away back in April and this broke his heart. However, that is not the only piece of bad news Tommy Dreamer had to share this year.

While speaking on his House of Hardcore podcast, Tommy Dreamer revealed that he has skin cancer for the third time. Dreamer then went on to describe the kind of surgery he will be undergoing to remove the cancer.


“I know you’re all looking at this and saying, ‘What the hell is so shiny on your head? Are you going to town? Are you having barbed wire matches? Being crazy?’ No, guess what ladies and gentlemen? That’s skin cancer. That’s right. Being a Guido all these years has caught up to me. This is the second time, no, the third time I’ve had skin cancer, and of course, it’s on my head but I’m not a pretty boy anymore. I’m hardcore.”

“Scary when they tell you you have cancer and it’s the best form of cancer, but you have to get it removed for this. They’re able to cut it out. It’s called Mohs surgery. I’ve had it before. I’ve had it here on my chest, I’ve had it on my head, and now I have a bigger one on my head. What you’re looking at is the grossness of 42 stitches. I had 23 outside and 19 inside. You don’t feel it when they’re cutting you. It’s weird. They numb your whole head. The weirdness of it is they have to cauterize your stuff, so you could smell your skin burning. The part that I didn’t like, you can hear the scalpel cutting open your head, and the worst part is you can hear them when they’re putting in the stitches. It’s a long task to get that many stitches, but it’s in your head. They can numb it, you’re not feeling it, but you can hear it. You don’t feel it, but you can hear it going into your skin and the tightening of the thread. It’s gross.”

“I also learned if they pulled too tight, they have to do each one differently and they kept on looking straight ahead at me because the tighter you pull, you can raise your eyebrows, though me walking around with a people’s eyebrow, hey man, that could be pretty cool, but it’s like giving yourself a bit of a facelift, which I definitely need, but not just on one side/one eyebrow because the doctor was like if he pull too tight, your eyebrow is going to be raised.

That’s kind of why I took myself, many reasons why I took myself off of TV, dealing with my mom. I never told my mom. I didn’t want her to worry. I’ve known for about two months because of, almost three, because of the waiting time to get the surgery, I’m just like, man, is this going to be bad? Thankfully they got it all and it has all worked out.”

“I don’t blame the sun. I do blame lack of sunscreen, having a giant forehead, but most importantly, I do blame tanning beds. I used to go in tanning beds all the time.”

“I could go down a whole other rabbit hole, but I’m not gonna with vaccines and all that stuff because I do think differently, but I’m not going to put that out there on this one, but just because I’ve had this 10 years ago and all of a sudden it had come back and kind of same thing would happen with my mom, like her blood wasn’t clotting. How come all of a sudden that happened? So I mean, there’s, I’m just not a very, very, COVID, will, there’ll be a whole bunch of other stuff that’ll happen once you got vaccinated. That’ll be a whole other generation from now.”

“But for me, I had to deal with it. I got a new hole in my head. It’s not healing the way I did and just before I went on doing this podcast, which was Thursday, June 15th. I noticed every time I put something on it, something would hurt. It’s not supposed to hurt, kind of like a pinch.”

We would like to give our best wishes to Tommy Dreamer and pray that he overcomes cancer once again and returns to doing what he loves the most.

What’s your view on this story? Do you feel bad for Tommy Dreamer? Let us know in the comments.

Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet is a professional wrestling fan for over 22 years. He got captivated by the sport during the Monday Night Wars and has a passion for it ever since. He also enjoys TV shows, movies, anime, novels and music, which broadens his perspective and appreciation for wrestling. He is a knowledgeable and respected voice in the industry.

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