According to his management team, former WWE and TNA World Heavyweight Champion Kurt Angle had emergency neck surgery on July 15. We previously noted that Angle had to undergo surgery on his neck to remove a benign tumor a week prior, but this procedure was done in loo of Angle having trouble breathing and feeling his limbs.

According to his representatives, Angle was rushed to the hospital by his wife on July 15 after he began to lose feeling in his arms and legs. He was also reportedly having trouble breathing.

Doctors apparently found a large build-up of fluid on Angle’s spinal card, which was a side-effect from the tumor surgery he went through last week. Angle’s reps posted the following through the Olympic gold medalist’s official Twitter account,

“Friends and Fan this is a message from Mr Angles Management. Yesterday while Mr Angle was preparing for his travel to the UK for Comic Con, he was experiencing sever pain, he lost feeling in his extremities, and starting to have some difficulty breathing.

His wife, Giovanni, very concerned rushed him to the hospital, where doctors informed Kurt that his symptoms were the result of his recent surgery that left a large buildup of fluid on his spinal cord. Since the condition could be fatal, they immediately underwent emergency surgery to relieve the pressure on his spine.

The surgery went well and doctors believe he will have a full recovery. Kurt apologies to his friends and fans that he will not be appearing at Comic Con in London this weekend as hoped. Kurt is doing well and we will keep you posted on his progress.”

Angle is also questionable for TNA’s “IMPACT WRESTLING” tapings set to take place next week, which could mean he’d be off TNA television until possibly November, if the company remains on television that long. wishes Angle a full and speedy recovery.


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