One former WWE star is dealing with serious heart issues at the young age of 38.
Afa Anoa’i Jr. is best known to WWE fans as Manu, who aligned himself with Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase Jr. in 2008 to form The Legacy under the tutelage of Randy Orton. After splitting from the group, he was released from WWE in 2009 and now owns the Pennsylvania-based independent promotion BattleField Pro Wrestling.
Now, the star is dealing with serious heart issues after being rushed to the hospital on September 23rd. His nephew Lance Anoa’i shared the news on social media, writing:
“Good morning everyone! So I come home from Japan to some upset news! My uncle Afa Anoai is having some serious health issues! He could use a lot of help! Please help if you can and keep our family in Prayers! Thank you so much #AnoaiStrong”
Former WWE Star Afa Anoa’i Jr. Needs Help With Medical Bills
A GoFundMe established to help the former Manu with his medical bills sheds more light on his situation, noting that he’s currently fighting for his life in the hospital.
“I am writing to ask for help for my brother and hero, Afa Anoa’i Jr. He is currently fighting for his life at the moment. Afa was rushed to the hospital on Saturday, September 23rd finding out that he has a severe and unexpected complex cardiac issue. He went through many tests and major cardiac procedures. His heart injection fraction is only working at 35% and his heart is filling with fluid by the hours.
Afa has an extremely long road to recovery. He has major medical bills, and medications needed. So we are asking for any help that you can give. My brother is so young and unexplainable for him to be going through this is at 38 years old. Afa has two amazing and bright children that need their father. Afa has such a vibrant and loving personality, and has always been there for those in need. Afa always has been that guy to go above and beyond for everyone, and is loved by many.
Any medical crisis like this always entails major medical expenses for both him and his family. So we are fundraising to ensure that Afa and his family have the support they need to defray those expenses, and also put Afa on the road to recovery. Anyone who knows my brother Afa, knows what an extraordinary person he is. At this time, I ask that we show up for him the way that he would always show up for us.