Jim Duggan, known as “Hacksaw”, is a WWE Hall of Famer. Unfortunately, Duggan had to spend his Thanksgiving at a hospital’s Intensive Care Unit. He is now suffering from breathing and heart complications.
He recently gave an interview to TMZ sports, where he gave details about the whole ordeal.
"I flew up to New York on Sunday for an autograph session and flew back Sunday (25th November) night," Duggan explained. "I had a little tightness in my chest, and of course some years ago I tore my pectoral muscle and never had it fixed, so I thought that was the problem. Well, I drove back from Virginia on Monday, and Tuesday (27th November) night I was trying to move some boxes for my daughter and I'm like, 'I cant believe how out of shape I am! I can't walk up the stairs carrying a box.' I was really having trouble breathing.
"Tuesday morning, I got up and I was trying to take my blood pressure, and my wife came in, and I said, 'Maybe I should get an EKG, but not at the hospital!' And she said, 'We're going to the hospital!' Of course, we went in and with chest problems, they take good care of you. The first EKG they did, six or eight more people came in the room and started sticking me and plugging me up to machines and stuff. Which was pretty terrifying to tell you the truth, because ya know, I've been relatively healthy my whole life and never had a heart problem. And all of a sudden, all these people with masks on are seriously working on you. It's pretty terrifying! They told me my heart had gone in to AFib, which is not a life-threatening deal."
The hospital released him last weekend and he is back to his daily routine.