AEW commentator and Senior Advisor “Good Ole’ J.R.” Jim Ross recently took to his Twitter account and posted a picture of his ankle, while also revealing that he had been dealing with a skin cancer issue for more than a year now. Jim Ross also revealed that he had to undergo a CT scan, so that he will be able to find out more details on the potential skin cancer issue, which he’s hoping good results for.
The WWE Hall of Famer then confirmed that he had been dealing with skin cancer and that he is waiting for a radiologist to give his study to determine the best treatment, but it will likely be radiation. Jim Ross recently took to his “Grilling JR” podcast and provided an update on his skin cancer issues. According to Jim Ross, he is feeling pretty good, but he has to start doing radiation treatments soon and he has 22 radiation treatments to do. JR also said he does not plan on missing any work time with AEW as per his doctors.
Jim Ross also said he really appreciates all the fans who have reached out to him on social media and gave him encouragement and prayers and he didn’t get the worst kind of skin cancer, so he has to deal with it and just get all these treatments. Ross then said the good thing is there is no chemotherapy, so it is going to be fun to get healthy and he feels healthy now and he is going to deal with it like a man.
This is what Jim Ross said:
“I’m pretty good. I have this little cancer issue I’m trying to deal with. I’m going to start doing radiation soon. I have to do 22 radiation treatments. Somehow I have to figure out how to do it on consecutive days. They would like to do it every day for I think 3 weeks, or whatever it is, maybe longer than that. I haven’t kept track. It’s inevitable. It’s coming. I have to deal with it. I haven’t found myself buried in the minutia of whether this is happening or that is happening.”
“I don’t plan on missing any work according to my doctors, so that’s good. It’s just a matter of dealing with the issues, gritting your teeth, and moving on. That’s kind of what I’m doing. I really appreciate all the fans who have reached out on social media and so forth giving me their encouragement, prayers and so forth. I didn’t get the worst kind of skin cancer. Whatever that is, I don’t have. It’s one of those deals. It’s part of the journey. I have to deal with it and I will deal with it. No doubt about it. It’s just a pain in the a*s to get all these treatments.”
“The good thing is there’s no chemotherapy, so that helps with all the after effects and things of that nature. I’m handling it. I’m dealing with it. I’ve dealt with more and will continue to persevere. As we’re recording this, today is Jan’s 60th birthday. She would have been 60 today. She would not want me to say that in public. I guess right now, it’s ok. It’s just life. Life continues to go on. We have to deal with the situation and hands we are dealt and move forward. I don’t know any other way to approach it.”
“So, it’s going to be fun to get healthy. I feel healthy now, but it’s just another turn in the road. I’m going to deal with it like a man. It’s all good. I said this to somebody the other day that if Jan had been alive, this would never have happened because she would have seen that little spot on my ankle, it got to be a bigger spot, but she would have seen that and would have gone to the doctor and taken care of it. But here I’m trying to be John Wayne. He’s looking over my left shoulder right now and be that guy, instead of just being smart. That’s on me, but if she would have been around, this would have been taken care of, but she’s not, so I’m taking care of it. It’s just a matter of starting to move forward. But I do appreciate everybody’s support. It means a lot quite frankly that people care enough to send me a message whether it’s Twitter, Facebook, or wherever it may be. I appreciate that. Again, I’m feeling good.”