Hacksaw Jim Duggan Announces He Is Cancer Free

Hacksaw Jim Duggan with a 2x4

WWE Hall Of Famer Hacksaw Jim Duggan has revealed that he has defeated cancer for the second time, two decades after first beating the disease.

Duggan revealed that he had been diagnosed with prostate cancer in a video shared on Twitter back in October and underwent emergency surgery on October 20th.

“Hi folks, you know, Debra and I, we always share the good times with ya, but today we’ve got to share some bad times. I’ve been diagnosed with prostate cancer and I’m having my surgery tomorrow. [October 29th] Actually it’s been going on for a couple of months now and Debra and I have been living with it and getting ready, but reality’s here and I’m going down to Charleston tomorrow to have my cancer surgery.

So folks I know you’ve been thinking and praying for me about this last surgery, please think of me this Friday as I go for my cancer surgery down in Charleston. Debra will keep everybody updated, but I will take a break from social media. So thanks for all the thoughts and prayers and we’ll see you down the road with the grace of God and the skill of the doctors. Love ya.”

In a new video posted to Instagram on December 8th, Hacksaw Jim Duggan has provided an altogether more positive update on his condition, revealing that he has been declared cancer-free.

“Hi everybody, I just wanted to share with everybody the great news I just received, that my cancer was all encapsulated inside my prostate,” Duggan said. “They checked my bones – that came out clear, the surrounding tissue came out clear, the lymph nodes came out clear.”

“So, thank God I’m cancer-free. You know, this was my second bout with cancer. 20 years ago I had kidney cancer, now prostate cancer. Folks, remember – early detection saves lives. And Merry, Merry Christmas… Ho, Ho, Hooo!”

Hacksaw Jim Duggan began his wrestling career in 1979 and made a name for himself in Mid-South Wrestling for much of the 1980s, before arriving in Duggan WWE in 1987. Duggan achieved a lot of success during his time there, including being part of the first-ever Survivor Series and winning the first Royal Rumble Match.

Duggan left for WCW in 1994, where, at different times, he captured both the United States and World Television Championships. He returned to WWE in 2005 and had feuds with the likes of Eugene and Cody Rhodes.

Hacksaw Jim Duggan was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2011.