"Hacksaw" Jim Duggan, a member of the WWE Hall of Fame, spent the Thanksgiving holiday in an intensive care unit in South Carolina, his daughter Celia revealed in an Instagram post on Thursday.
"Happy Thanksgiving from the Duggan family to yours!", The wrestler's daughter subtitled an image of her and her family surrounding Duggan as she sat in a hospital bed. "Dad is in the UCI but he's in a good mood and we're all doing well, we have a lot to be thankful for this year."
Celia added the hashtags, "#happy thanksgiving" and "#family" at the end of her title.
Although the reason for the hospitalization was not revealed, fans of the wrestling legend flooded Celia's Instagram to send their good wishes.
"Tell your dad we're praying for him," one user wrote.
Another said: "I hope everything is fine! I will keep it in my thoughts!"
A third user incorporated the famous Duggan chant and said: "Get well soon, hard boy! HOOOOOOO! "
Duggan began his wrestling career in the late 1970s, after short-career knee injuries in the NFL led him to be eliminated from the Atlanta Falcons team. He acquired WWE fame after winning the 1988 Royal Rumble title. Today, despite his age, the 64-year-old continues to fight.
After the publication of her daughter's Thanksgiving Instagram, the father of two children went to the hospitalization on his own Instagram and said: "Okay, I hope to leave on Saturday! But it will be the show this Saturday.
A few days before landing in the UCI, the famous fighter shared photos of an autograph session he held with fans in New York City.
"Great time at the autograph session in New York!" Now, back at the airport for the flight back to Richmond! All day, "Duggan subtitled a photo of himself and a fan.
Duggan's hospitalization is not the first health problem that the fighter has publicly addressed.
In 1998, he announced in the WCW that Nitro showed that he had been diagnosed with kidney cancer, but the disease was detected early and, after undergoing surgery, he was able to avoid chemotherapy.
Duggan returned to WWE in 2005 and joined the brand's Hall of Fame in 2011.