Big Swole had a breakout year in AEW last year and even got the chance to challenge Hikaru Shida for the AEW Women’s Title.
However, she’s only worked one match thus far this year, which came back on the January 7th edition of AEW Dark. She did appear on last Saturday’s edition of Dark for a promo segment where she talked about dealing with Crohon’s disease.
AEW President Tony Khan mentioned that Swole had been out of action due to the disease during the post-Revolution media scrum.
The AEW star took to Twitter to issue a statement about dealing with Crohn’s disease over the last year as well as how the COVID-19 pandemic has had an impact on her treatment. She wrote the following:
“This past year has been filled with ups and a lot of downs. After my bout with pneumonia early last year, I was informed that resuming my medicine for Crohn's would result in death given the COVID-19 circumstances. Seeing as how the biologic I was on shuts down my immune system and acts as such resuming my medicine was not an option. I was doing alright self-managing until the flare ups started in the fall.
As some of you may not know Crohn's attacks the body as a whole so on top of my intestines issues different body parts would lock up and become incapable of bending at the joints. Some days I could barely walk and that took a toll on me emotionally and mentally. Living with this disease may seem like a thorn and it is but it also shows me that His grace is sufficient and no matter what happens I will smile because I am more than a conqueror. I am Swole and that mentality/faith will carry me through it all.
I ask that you bare with me, I'm getting the treatments that I need and my journey to complete healing is underway. Thank you for your love and thoughtful messages, I appreciate them and you! Much love to everyone, be safe! #Chronies.”