Former WWE star was diagnosed with colon cancer and is asking for help with medical bills

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Former WWE star Virgil has sadly revealed that he was diagnosed with stage two colon cancer.

The 59-year-old, real name Michael Jones, also asked fans for help with his medical bills as he ‘can’t afford it’.

Contributing to his rising medical bills is the fact that in April he revealed he had been diagnosed with dementia praecox and suffered two strokes.

Taking to Twitter yesterday (May 14), he shared a link to a PayPal fundraiser alongside the caption: “It’s really shitty right now. To make matters worse, I now have breast cancer. stage 2 colon.

“I’m a fighter but I need your help. I can’t afford the medical bills and I would like your support. I love you guys.”

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Virgil is best known for being Ted DiBiase’s personal assistant.

Wrestling fans were quick to support one of their heroes. $3,400 (£2,770) has now been raised, which is around 65% of the $5,200 (£4,400) target.

The American went into more detail about his financial needs on the fundraising page, saying WWE offered him “NO help”.

He wrote: “I have two tests, one on March 17 and March 25. As I posted I had an MRI and other procedures.



Virgil says he has dementia, recently suffered 2 massive strokes
He made his ring debut in 1985 and won nine titles in various federations

“I spent almost $5,721 (£4,660) on these two, the next two are almost $3,400 (£2,770).

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“I would be more than happy to sign, do a cameo video and more. I’m getting NO help from WWE who, based on all the chair beatings, caused this.

“So you understand my situation better, I get $862 (£702) a month from Social Security, a friend is allowing me to stay for $200 (£163) in accommodation he has.



He is trying to raise $5,200 (£4,400) to cover medical costs
He is trying to raise $5,200 (£4,400) to cover medical costs

“With food and utilities and doctor visits, that pretty much puts me in the hole. I had to do some signings to help out, but I was tough.

“It’s not a gimmick or a stunt, it’s real and it’s hard to have to ask for help.” [sic]

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Virgil is best known for his eight-year tenure in the wrestling world as Ted DiBiase’s personal assistant.

He made his in-ring debut in 1985 and won nine titles in various federations, including the Million Dollar Championship in 1991.



In April, he revealed he had been diagnosed with dementia praecox and suffered two strokes.
In April, he revealed he had been diagnosed with dementia praecox and suffered two strokes.

In response to his tweet, fans shared messages of support and called on WWE to help him.

One wrote: “@WWE time to step in and help a gentleman of old talent when needed.”

Another said, “It’s crazy that @wwe and @Linda_McMahon are more concerned with building a wall of bullshit than helping the wrestlers they’ve exploited for years and left broke.”

“Prayer sir for health and a full recovery,” added a third.

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