Kenny Omega Shares Major Health Update

Kenny Omega

Kenny Omega has provided wrestling fans with some more information about how he’s doing physically.

The last time Kenny Omega had a pro wrestling match was on the December 9th, 2023 edition of AEW Collision.

The former AEW World Champion started experiencing health issues shortly after that and declared that he was out indefinitely while dealing with diverticulitis. There was no official date for a return to the ring. It all depended on how his recovery would go.

Omega returned to AEW television on Dynamite in Winnipeg, which didn’t go well for him since he got beat up by The Elite’s Young Bucks, Kazuchika Okada & Jack Perry. Omega appeared this week on Dynamite to put The Elite in an Anarchy in the Arena match at Double or Nothing.

While speaking on his Twitch stream, Omega shared some news about his health that he considered both good and bad news.

“I did have to go back to the hospital. The good news is that I was able to get some pre-op stuff done. It’s a double-edged sword, it’s good news and bad news. The good news is, I have a wonderful doctor and he is someone who is the top of his field. He is very hard to get appointments and surgeries with. However, he’s done me a solid.”

“I will actually be getting surgery very, very, very soon. Unfortunately for me, it means I have to leave town again. However, again, this guy is the top in his field. Even though it’s a major surgery, I do feel the most comfortable with this individual. So, even though there are always worries going into a major surgery, if there is one person I feel the most confident with, it’s this dude.”

“Bad news is, it’s like an end of an era because sadly this may be my last stream in a while. I’d like to say that I can get it done and appear in front of a computer, but it probably won’t work that way. When I feel good and can travel up a flight of stairs or whatever, I’d love to hop in front of a monitor and maybe hang out and chat. That’s coming up right away. Right away, right away. A couple of days. I’m looking forward to it.”

A little bit of nerves, but to have such a capable doctor that I was able to have take care of this as quickly as he is, I do feel fortunate and that luck was on my side a little bit. There is good and bad. I’m feeling good about it and I’m optimistic. There was a moment when I was dealing with this stuff where I wasn’t sure if I could come back. I was actually leaning towards, not leaning towards, but heavily considering the possibility that I might not ever (return).”

As he continued, Kenny Omega spoke about how he feels like perhaps he could be as good as he was in the past.

“Had I needed to announce my retirement, I felt like I was in a place where I could have done with a smile on my face because I feel I’ve had a wonderful career and I’ve had fun doing this and I’ve met a lot of great people and I’ve been able to do things I never thought I would be able to do.”

“However, now I feel like, with the individual I’m going to see and the rundown he’s given me on the way he will do the procedure, it’s so much different than what I was told here in Orlando. It opened up the door for the possibility for not only a comeback, but I might, you never know, but I might be able to come back about as good before my title run. We’re talking early days AEW level of Kenny Omega where, a little beat up from past injuries.”

Kenny Omega Opens About When Diverticulitis May Have Started

The man known as the “Best Bout Machine” continued to speak about his Diverticulitis diagnosis and when he thinks it may have started.

“I do believe that’s when the diverticulitis started was the beginning days of AEW. Before the broken nose, hernia, shoulder, knee, all that stuff. Those aches and pains, a lot of them still exist. I always thought the diverticulitis was my hernia. I thought the mesh had burst. It was something else completely.”

“I guess it dates back to early 2020 when I started making appearances for Triple A. I’ve been fighting this thing, in the early stages, for about four years. When I actually had a herniation, I thought, ‘We got it, we nailed it, that’s the reason why my stomach hurts.’ That was just one of many problems.”

“It’s given me a chance to consider a new Kenny Omega, repackaging, and sort of rebranding before I come back. To what degree? I don’t know, I guess we’ll see how I feel. In a perfect world, I would like to come back better than I was before. It’s not my prime; those days are done, but I want to come back differently and bring something new to the table. A lot of same these days. It’s making me sick.”

Everybody here at TJRWrestling wishes Kenny Omega all the best with his upcoming surgery and continued good health moving forward.

H/T Fightful