Professional wrestler Jimmy Rave, was forced to retire after he got his left arm amputated.
During a 21-year career, the 37-year-old wrestled for Impact and Ring of Honor, but after physicians noticed a grotesque infection in his shoulder, he was forced to retire.
“This is the hardest tweet I have ever had [to] put out.”
“The post read: “In professional wrestling and getting to carry out my dream, I have been really fortunate over the last 21 years.”
This is the hardest tweet I have ever had put out. pic.twitter.com/G9kr8oq7ra
— Jimmy Rave (@TheJimmyRave) November 29, 2020
For me, today, the dream has ended and I have a new reality. My life shattered last Tuesday when doctors discovered an infection in my left arm.
I managed to tough things out, but it was too late for me to see a doctor and they had to amputate my left arm above the elbow. This effectively ended my career in the ring.
I have shared the ring with or a locker room with my brothers & sisters; thank you for always encouraging me to be stronger. Thank you to all my teachers and my students who make me to always be necessary.
This was the most daunting thing I’ve ever had to type. Please feel free to DM me if you have inquiries or feedback. Take your wellbeing a lot more seriously than I did, please.
“I am sorry for anyone I have let down. Support pro wrestling!”