Kenny Omega has provided an extensive update on his health status following his hospitalization and diagnosis of diverticulitis on December 15, 2023. Originally slated to compete alongside Chris Jericho at AEW Worlds End against Ricky Starks & Big Bill for the AEW Tag Team Championships, Omega’s plans were disrupted due to his health setback.

During Twitch stream, Omega shared insights into his physical condition, stating, “I know how I feel physically. I’ve been through the ringer in terms of injuries and getting banged up and all of that.” Reflecting on his past experiences with physical injuries, Omega expressed confidence in his ability to bounce back. However, he acknowledged the unique challenge posed by his current illness, emphasizing the uncertainty of his recovery timeline.

“This is the first time I’ve ever been put out with a sickness,” Omega explained. “It’s hard to really know what’s going on in the inside when you feel a little bit of pain, but you don’t actually know the inner workings of what’s going on.”

Despite the uncertainty surrounding his prognosis, Omega conveyed a sense of duty to return to the ring if his health permits. “If I can come back, I feel like I have to,” he asserted. “We may never get an environment like that again.” Viewing his potential comeback as a responsibility rather than mere enjoyment, Omega expressed a desire to challenge those who claim to be the best in the business.


Regarding his treatment plan, Omega revealed the ongoing uncertainties, stating, “Do I need surgery? I still don’t know.” He described his recovery as a fluctuating process marked by periods of improvement followed by setbacks.

He continued, “For two weeks, I was feeling great. I ran into a bit of a roadblock and I had to get some emergency treatment again. Well, I wouldn’t say it’s two steps forward, two steps back, but maybe it’s one and a half steps back. I’m better than where I was, but I’m not sure how much improvement I made.”

“When I see these guys, whether it be on pay-per-view or Dynamite, Raw, SmackDown, NXT, anybody. It makes me want to get back into that ring shape. I’m doing this weird balancing act of trying to manage the pain or sickness and trying to train. I’m trying to make sure things don’t get too out of hand. If suddenly I’m healed and cleared, I want to hop back in. I don’t want to be like, ‘I haven’t done a thing in four or five months’ or whatever it is. I’ll be disappointed, and you guys will be disappointed. The bar is so high. I don’t want to come back being below that bar. I want to try the best I can.”

Tony Khan recently tempered expectations for Omega’s return, suggesting that it would be unfair to anticipate his participation in upcoming AEW shows in Canada starting on March 16.

As Omega continues to navigate his health journey, Ringside News remains committed to providing updates as they become available.

Given Kenny Omega’s candid update on his health status, what are your thoughts on his approach to his recovery and potential return to the ring? Let us know in the comments below.

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