Longtime wrestling star Vader (Leon White) recently revealed that he has been given two years to live after being diagnosed with congestive heart failure.
The former star who was also in a pretty bad automobile accident recently, noted that two doctors both drew the same conclusion regarding how long he has to live, and pointed to his lengthy athletic career, which included a football career and a legendary pro wrestling career, as contributing factors.
He tweeted the following on Monday evening regarding his condition:
Told by 2.heart Drs at this time that my heart is wore out from footbal&wrestling I have 2 yrs to live , conjestive hesrt failure reality
— Big Van Vader (@itsvadertime) November 15, 2016
Mick Foley, who worked an infamous program with Leon White as “Big Van Vader” in WCW, including the famous match in Germany where his ear was ripped off, took to social media to comment on the news. He tweeted the following:
Prayers for @itsvadertime . I’m so sorry Leon. You are one of the greatest worldwide wrestling stars of all time. https://t.co/20z0isC1kf
— Mick Foley (@RealMickFoley) November 15, 2016