Superstar Billy Graham recently had to go to the hospital due to a health scare, but the WWE Hall of Famer is back home and provided an update for his fans.
Graham was a huge star in the 1970s and into the 1980s thanks to his imposing figure. Graham hasn’t been shy about talking about how steroids helped him along the way. In April 1977, Graham ended Bruno Sammartino’s long title reign to become the WWWF Champion before he lost the title to Bob Backlund in February 1978.
The 78-year-old Graham was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2004, which is the year when WWE decided to pay attention to their Hall of Fame after ignoring it for nearly a decade.
Graham went on Facebook to update fans on his condition while noting that he was back home.
“Steroid Damaged Heart”
“Hello fans, I know many of you good folks out there have been following the information that my good and faithful friend, Mike has been posting on my FB. This information was given to him directly from my wife Valerie, that she had received directly from the two Mayo Clinic Hospital doctors that had been treating me for my heart condition. I appreciate all of your get well wishes, thoughts and prayers. I have been very weak since coming home from the hospital yesterday. My arms that could lift hundreds of pounds, can now barely lift a spoon of soup to his mouth. However, I shall overcome. Just like this photo of a mountain goat, living his life on the edge comfortably, I have done the same. Anyone know the name of the type of this mountain goat in this beautiful photo?”
“In closing for now, I would like to say that I know there has been much talk that my past heavy and prolonged steroid use has caused my current heart damage. It is only natural to think this. BUT…………..two years ago when I was first diagnosed with this Congestive Heart Disease and Atrial Fibrillation by the Mayo Clinic doctors, they told me that my past use of steroids had nothing to do with my heart problems. Then, while I was just in for this very serious heart episode, I asked the two doctors treating me the same question. They said, ” Absolutely Not ” as what I have, millions of other people in the U.S. have as well. Peace, to one and all…Superstar Billy Graham”
We wish Billy the best and good health moving forward.