Virgil has detailed further health problems (Picture: Instagram/Virgil/ WWE)
Former WWE star Virgil has revealed he is battling stage two colon cancer.
The 59-year-old veteran – best known to fans for his run as Ted DiBiase’s personal assistant in the mid-to-late 1980s – has once again appealed to fans for financial support just weeks after disclosing more heartbreaking news.
Back in April, Virgil explained he had suffered two ‘massive strokes’ and got diagnosed with ‘an early stage of dementia’ after concerns following WrestleMania weekend in Dallas.
Taking to Twitter on Saturday, he wrote: ‘It’s really shitty right now. Too make things worse I know have stage 2 colon cancer. I am a fighter but need your help. I cannot afford any of the medical bills and would love your support. (sic)’
Last month, Virgil – whose real name is Mike Jones – admitted he is ‘scared’ by his health battles, and doesn’t think he can ‘afford to get through this’.
Detailing his struggles, he wrote on Instagram: ‘Unfortunately I have some really hard news to share. If you were wondering why I haven’t been so engaged over the last few weeks it’s because i was given bad news.
‘Since Mania weekend (of all weekends) I was not feeling so great. Something wasn’t right. My head, my arm and my heart . When I came back from Dallas i Ended up going to the Doctor and they discovered a whole bunch of issues.
‘For starters- without me knowing, over the past few months the Doctor had identified that I suffered 2 massive strokes. Like I didnt Even have a clue till I started not working with 1 of my arms. It’s basically not able to do anything.
The star has appealed to fans and fellow stars for support (Picture: Virgil/Twitter)
‘This was the decent news. The worse news is that I have Been told that I am Fighting with an early stage of dementia. The years of taking the big main event bump every night (that nobody else wanted to take) Had started to effect me. (sic)’
He called on fans and big names like Randy Orton and AEW’s Chris Jericho to help where they can.
He continued: ‘It all helps. I aint looking for sympathy. I am looking for the love I have Poured into this business to hopefully carry me through this shitty time. I did my time. I took my lumps. Now I am Just trying to survive. Hope this makes sense. Love you all. (sic)’
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After spending eight years with WWE, Virgil would join WCW for a four-year run which saw him work under a number of names and characters, and he appeared as a member of the nWo.
His only championship win in WWE came when he beat DiBiase for the Million Dollar Title at SummerSlam 1991.
In 2021, he made a couple of appearances as Soul Train Jones for All Elite Wrestling (AEW).
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