Kenny Omega, the renowned professional wrestler, has been sidelined indefinitely after receiving diagnosis of diverticulitis during his hospitalization. Omega shared a hospital photo on December 14, which raised concerns about the seriousness of his condition.

According to Dave Meltzer’s report in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Omega displayed significant pain backstage at a December 13 show in Arlington, Texas. After completing a promo, he was immediately admitted to the hospital, where he received the diagnosis. Medical professionals informed him that his timely diagnosis was fortunate, as the situation could have escalated to a catastrophic level, potentially leading to a blood infection with a 50 percent chance of death.

“At the 12/13 show in Arlington, TX, the pain was very clear backstage and after doing his promo ended up in the hospital where he got the diagnosis.”

“He was told when diagnosed that he was very lucky he went in because the situation could have been catastrophic, such as getting a blood infection, if he wasn’t diagnosed at the time he was, which would have something like a 50 percent chance of death.”


Tony Khan, speaking at the ROH Final Battle media scrum, revealed that Omega’s illness was more severe than initially believed, stating that he didn’t believe anyone fully grasped the extent of his illness.

Diverticulitis is characterized by inflammation caused by the development of pouches or diverticula in the walls of the large intestine or colon. Common symptoms include intense abdominal pain, nausea, and elevated body temperature.

Reports indicate that Omega had been feeling unwell before his match against Ethan Page on the December 9 episode of AEW Collision. Despite his condition, he still participated in the match. Omega was also scheduled to appear on the December 13 episode of AEW Dynamite, during which he was involved in a promo segment with Chris Jericho, Ricky Starks, and Big Bill. Observers backstage noted that Omega did not appear to be in good health.

Ringside News wishes Kenny Omega a speedy and complete recovery.

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Steve Carrier

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