WWE Hall of Famer and former WCW President Eric Bischoff recently opened up about a terrifying medical scare that led to his hospitalization and emergency surgery. During an episode of his famous 83 Weeks podcast, Bischoff shared the details of this harrowing experience after he suffered a severe reaction to a supplement, resulting in internal bleeding.
Bischoff's unexpected health crisis left him and his family shocked. Speaking with GV Wire, the wrestling icon recalled the suddenness of the situation, explaining, "It was such a shock. It's not like I had this long-term illness.
It happened so fast, and I didn't have much time to think about it. I didn't see my life before my eyes or anything like that." The cause of Bischoff's medical emergency was traced back to excessive consumption of Metamucil, a dietary supplement commonly used to treat constipation.
The adverse reaction led to him passing alarming amounts of blood. With his condition quickly deteriorating, Bischoff knew he had to prepare for the worst-case scenario. This included sobering conversations with his wife and discussing essential information and contacts in case he did not pull through.
Bischoff's Candid Talk with Wife
In the interview with GV Wire, Bischoff recounted the emotional exchange, stating, "I had to pull my wife aside and say, OK, look, if this doesn't go the way we hope it's going to go, here's the information you're going to need to know.
Here are the people you're going to need to contact." However, despite the gravity of the situation, Bischoff revealed that he never felt too worried. Drawing strength from his spirituality, he said, "I have a lot of faith.
I'm a fairly spiritual person. I just wasn't worried about it too much." Thankfully, Bischoff has recovered from the ordeal and is back to his usual self. His candid account of the experience is a stark reminder of the potential dangers associated with consuming supplements, even those as familiar as Metamucil.
Bischoff's story emphasizes the importance of using such products cautiously and by the recommended dosage to avoid potentially life-threatening complications. As a respected figure in the wrestling world, Bischoff's near-death experience has undoubtedly resonated with fans and industry professionals alike.
His willingness to share this deeply personal story is a testament to his character and a valuable lesson in staying vigilant regarding our health and well-being.