Former WWE superstar Marty Jannetty, best known as one half of the iconic ’80s and ’90s tag team The Rockers, is facing difficult times outside the ring with his health now in a precarious condition. Jannetty, who has experienced a tumultuous post-wrestling life, recently shared a concerning update regarding a grave medical issue affecting his foot.
In the glory days of professional wrestling, Jannetty thrilled crowds with his high-flying maneuvers and charismatic presence. But nowadays, he’s more likely to make headlines for his personal challenges rather than his in-ring accomplishments. His struggles are once again in the spotlight due to a serious medical mishap that has left fans alarmed.
Turning to social media, Jannetty gave his followers a glimpse into his current situation by posting alarming images of his deteriorating condition. The photos revealed a foot ravaged by infection, an image that shocked and saddened those who once cheered him on from the stands and through their television screens. He accompanied the distressing visuals with an equally disheartening caption, detailing the ordeal he’s facing:
“Amazing… The PARTY WITH MARTY Podcast train show has been temporarily derailed,” Jannetty wrote on his Facebook page. “A couple of weeks ago, our show’s moderator Radical Addical Addie filmed me walking like nothing to it. This morning, my great friend and GREAT World-renowned ankle specialist Dr. Leland, aka Lee McCluskey, has to walk in the room to see this, the pics. I already had my head down to hide the tears… and most gracefully, he tried to work through it, but his eyes, I saw them, they were glassed over… I’m so sorry Lee. I won’t give up… basically, the sepsis crap was beat, but cultivated into a new virus… BUT the silver-lined cloud, he put me on a new kind of antibiotic that he feels will knock it out in no time.”
Jannetty’s disclosure not only revealed the severity of his condition but also underscored the emotional and physical toll the infection has taken on him. The nature of the infection, seemingly starting as sepsis before cultivating into a new virus, poses a significant threat that could result in amputation.
It’s been a difficult path for the one-time wrestling star, and this latest health scare is another challenging twist in Jannetty’s life journey. Friends, fans, and members of the wrestling community have expressed concern and offered their support as the retired athlete faces the prospect of potentially life-altering medical decisions.
Wrestlers, during and after their in-ring careers, often deal with the repercussions of their physically demanding profession, and Jannetty’s situation underscores the vulnerabilities they can face. As Marty Jannetty continues to battle this serious infection, we join his supporters in advocating for his recovery and hoping for positive developments in his condition. We will keep you updated on Jannetty’s health situation as more information becomes available.