Fans of This WWE LEGEND Are HEARTBROKEN By News That’s SHOCKED The WRESTLING WORLD …

VIA| World Wrestling Entertainment legend Bret Hart delivered some tragic news to his fans Monday by announcing that he had recently been diagnosed with prostate cancer.

Hart, who suffered a stroke in 2002, opened up about the fears that came along with the diagnosis and explained that he was being so honest with his fans because so many of them looked at him as a hero.

“My fans have always looked upon me as a hero and I’ve always done my best to live up to that in and out of the ring,” Hart writes.

“It is now yet again, that I…stand unafraid and face the tough road ahead of me, I will march toward this destiny with his spirit chanting in my ear. ”

In true wrestling bravado Hart goes on to explain that he will use all of his might to defeat his cancer, and that the deadly disease was no match for his heart and strength.

“I make a solemn vow to all of those that once believed in me, the dead and the living, that I will wage my fearsome fight against cancer with one shield and one sword carrying my determination and my fury for life, emboldened by all the love that’s kept me going this long already,” he explains.

“Love is my weapon and I’ve got much of it around me all the time, for which I’m truly blessed and eternally grateful.”

Since news of his diagnosis broke, wrestlers and wrestling fans alike have taken to social media to wish Hart well, with many saying they don’t think the disease stands a chance.

“Love, Prayers, & Good Vibes to @BretHart. There lies a battle ahead but in knowing who’s fighting it, I don’t like the enemies chances,” wrestler Samoa Joe said of Hart’s diagnosis.

“Please beat cancer @BretHart, give it a sharpshooter and earn a victory and beat cancer @WWE, a young fan added.


To close out his message to his fans, Hart mentioned that he refused to leave his family and he refused to lose his battle.

“I refuse to lose, I will never give in or give up, and I will win this battle or die trying,” Hart writes.

“Most important of all, I hope can take the fight to prostate cancer. To be a leader in awareness and to set the example for men everywhere who find themselves in my very same shoes, that prostate cancer can be beaten.”

It is with great remorse that I feel compelled to speak truthfully to my friends, family and my millions of fans around the world. In the past few years, I’ve spent more than enough time paying the price for all those years trying to be the best there ever was as a professional wrestler. I executed excellently and my proudest claim was that I never seriously hurt or injured another wrestler in my 23 year career. I’ve paid a price for all that “fake” wrestling … Mark Helprin wrote: “We are all perfect clocks that Divinity has set to ticking when, even before birth, the heart explodes into a lifelong dance.” I’ve had a great lifelong dance and I’m a survivor of many hard battles. I now face my toughest battle. With hesitation and fear, I openly declare myself in my fight against prostate cancer. In the next few days, I will undergo surgery with the hope of defeating this nemesis once and for all. My fans have always looked upon me as a hero and I’ve always done my best to live up to that in and out of the ring. I beat the odds when I suffered my stroke in 2002, but it is now yet again, that I … stand unafraid and face the tough road ahead of me, I will march toward this destiny with his spirit chanting in my ear. I make a solemn vow to all of those that once believed in me, the dead and the living, that I will wage my fearsome fight against cancer with one shield and one sword carrying my determination and my fury for life, emboldened by all the love that’s kept me going this long already. Love is my weapon and I’ve got much of it around me all the time, for which I’m truly blessed and eternally grateful. My children, grandchildren, and my loving wife Steph have been and will constantly be at my side. I refuse to lose, I will never give in or give up, and I will win this battle or die trying. Most important of all, I hope can take the fight to prostate cancer. To be a leader in awareness and to set the example for men everywhere who find themselves in my very same shoes, that prostate cancer can be beaten. B x

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After 12 years of being away from the business, Hart returned to the WWE in 2010 to great acclaim.