Kenny Omega Opens Up About “Touch And Go” Recovery, Might Need Surgery

Kenny Omega

Kenny Omega has lifted the lid on his struggles with diverticulitis.

Former AEW World Champion Kenny Omega has been out of action since mid-December after being diagnosed with diverticulitis. Omega had been dealing with pain and discomfort for several weeks but was eventually admitted to hospital.

Although the situation is obviously very serious, reports have claimed things could have been even worse, with one observer noting that Omega’s condition was almost “catastrophic.”

Speaking on his Twitch Stream, Omega offered an update on his condition and recovery. The star said he didn’t want to give a return date because his condition is constantly changing, before relaying what doctors told him.

“I know how I feel physically. I’ve been through the ringer in terms of injuries and getting banged up and all of that. I kind of know now what I feel like, and I can come back (from physical injuries). This is the first time I’ve ever been put out with a sickness. It’s hard to really know what’s going on in the inside when you feel a little bit of pain, but you don’t actually know the inner workings of what’s going on.

I would love to say, ‘Hey guys, I’m on track to coming back next week, next month, a half of year.’ I don’t have that confidence this time. When they’re explaining to me that I was 24 hours away from a terrible blood infection and possibly dying, this is like news to me. I’ve never heard of anything like that. ‘I wasn’t close to dying, are you kidding me? No way.’

The doctors are there to ensure my safety and educate me as to how important this is. I don’t want to talk out of my ass too much and say I’m going to for sure be back, and I’ll be back at a certain date or time because I don’t know.”

Kenny Omega Might Need Surgery

Continuing on, Omega revealed that he could yet need surgery, describing his recovery as “touch and go,” admitting it’s far from straightforward.

“Do I need surgery? I still don’t know. It’s been really touch and go. I was feeling great for a week or two. When you feel terrible, a week or two feels like a long time and it feels like you have momentum and you’re going to push to the finish line, which is to come back. For two weeks, I was feeling great. I ran into a bit of a roadblock and I had to get some emergency treatment again.

Well, I wouldn’t say it’s two steps forward, two steps back, but maybe it’s one and a half steps back. I’m better than where I was, but I’m not sure how much improvement I made. When I see these guys, whether it be on pay-per-view or Dynamite, Raw, SmackDown, NXT, anybody. It makes me want to get back into that ring shape. I’m doing this weird balancing act of trying to manage the pain or sickness and trying to train.

I’m trying to make sure things don’t get too out of hand. If suddenly I’m healed and cleared, I want to hop back in. I don’t want to be like, ‘I haven’t done a thing in four or five months’ or whatever it is. I’ll be disappointed, and you guys will be disappointed. The bar is so high. I don’t want to come back being below that bar. I want to try the best I can.”

On the March 6th episode of AEW Dynamite, Kenny Omega was kicked out of The Elite by The Young Bucks. The announcement came after Hangman Adam Page had been suspended after he attacked two referees at Revolution.

The surprise moves saw Eddie Kingston come to the ring, only to be attacked. With the beatdown in full flow, Kazuchika Okada became All Elite, joining forces with The Bucks.

H/t to Fightful