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Jim Ross Says Skin Cancer Issue May Take Him Out Of AEW Commentary For Good

AEW commentator and Senior Advisor “Good Ole’ J.R.” Jim Ross took to Twitter several weeks ago and he 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. The WWE Hall of Famer then confirmed that he had been dealing with the skin cancer issue for over a year now and that he is waiting for a radiologist to inform him what the best treatment would be, but it would 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, but he did reveal what his schedule would look like in the month of November.

The AEW commentator said the only thing he can do is to get healthy and go through all the procedures to ensure that is what will happen. JR then said he has to undergo two different processes, one is on his back which he didn’t even know he had and the other is the big one on his ankle, which ironically is healing up real well. Ross also said he wishes he did not post the photo on social media, but that he does want to let the fans know what is going on with him and that November will be a big month for him.

This is what Jim Ross said:

“I don’t like dealing with this skin cancer, but that’s the hand I’ve been dealt.” “The only thing I can do is to get healthy and go through all the procedures to ensure that can happen. On the 22nd of November, the doctor found two more places on my back and he’s going to cut those out in one appointment, then earlier in the day I’ll have gone to my cancer doctor and they have to build a boot for me to do the radiation accurately which I’m all for. It’s two different processes, one is my back which I didn’t even know I had and the other is that big one on my ankle. Ironically the one on my ankle is healing up real well. You can still see that there’s an issue but it doesn’t look as gross and as gruesome as I displayed in that picture which I wish I had not done quite honestly. I do believe in sharing with the fans and maybe to a faulting degree. I’ve got a big month of November, it’s going to be an aggressive month.”

Jim Ross also talked about how he has to put his health first and that he’s not worried about his job because Tony Khan is not like the past wrestling bosses he has had, so he may not miss any show or he may not return at all, but first he has to deal with his current health issues.

This is what Jim Ross said:

“I wanted to make sure I can still do my stuff.” “I’ll know more about that after November 22, if I can’t I’ve got to put my health first. I think that’s the right thing to do, ego wise people say ‘Are you worried about getting replaced?’ hell no. I work for Tony Khan, I work for a different man than what I worked for in the past. He has been nothing but amazing in this whole process to the point of whatever you need we’ll take care of you, whatever you need to do to get you healthy again we’re ready to take every step of the way with you.”

“The irony of this is that unlike a lot of wrestling bosses, I believe him, I trust him. I can’t tell you how much that takes a load off your chest where I can go back and focus on the business that I love which is pro wrestling. It’s just a battle you got to fight man and I don’t need nobody feeling sorry. I don’t need a GoFund me page, any of that stuff thank god. I’m damn sure going to fight this with everything I’ve got and get through these radiation treatments and hopefully just move on about my business. It may be time. Real good because I know we’re going to TBS in January and I’d really like to be good to go by January and back in the announce booth. I may not miss any shows at all, I don’t know yet and if somebody can’t figure that out, well the deal is I’ve never had radiation. I got to figure out how I’m going to feel. If I can’t do my work to the level that I am comfortable with, there’s no way in hell I’m going to force that on the fans. When I get full of piss and vinegar, watch out.”

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