WWE icon "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan spends Thanksgiving in the UCI

adminNovember 23, 2018

WWE Hall of Famer "Sierra" Jim Duggan 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 fighter's daughter subtitled an image of her and her family surrounding Duggan while sitting 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 best 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, strong man! HOOOOOOO!"

Duggan began his career as a wrestler in the late '70s, 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 her daughter's Thanksgiving Instagram post on Instagram, the father of two went to the hospitalization on his own Instagram and said, "Doing well, I hope to be out on Saturday, but the program will be out 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.

"We had a great time at the autograph session in New York City! Now, back at the airport for the flight back to Richmond! Full day," Duggan subtitled a photo of himself and a fanatic .

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.

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