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Wrestling legend Bret 'The Hitman' Hart reveals he has prostate cancer
Bret 'The Hitman' Hart, seen here speaking with Canada AM in August 2015 about his stroke recovery, has reveals he has prostate cancer.
Published Monday, February 1, 2016 10:54AM MST
Wrestling superstar Bret 'The Hitman' Hart has face some challenges before, and hopes he is strong enough to take on his newest fight, this time against prostate cancer.
Hart revealed the news on social media, in a Facebook post where he recalled all the medical conditions and injuries he received during his 23-year career.
He says that he will strive to beat the odds and beat prostate cancer as well.
"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," he wrote.
Hart also spoke of a young man, named Whesley, with brain cancer who fought right up until the end.
"If I can find even an ounce of his courage to stand unafraid and face the tough road ahead of me, I will march toward this destiny with his spirit chanting in my ear."
Hart says that he will be undergoing surgery soon and has his family by his side.
He also says that he will advocate for prostate cancer awareness.
"Most important of all, I hope I 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."
You can read the full statement on Bret Hart's Facebook page.