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Vader comments on his health after open heart surgery

Former WCW Champion Vader took to Twitter on Friday night to give fans an update on his health. As previously noted, he underwent open heart surgery on Monday. His son Jesse noted that the surgery was a success but things were worse than expected. Aside from that comment, there’s no word on Vader’s prognosis going forward.

Vader said the following on Twitter:

Vader’s health issues in recent years have been well documented. In 2016, he said that he was diagnosed with congestive heart failure and he wasn’t expected to live more than a couple of years. He has been lobbying to get into the WWE Hall Of Fame but, so far, there is nothing indicating that WWE is headed in that direction. There is no doubt that he should be inducted and deserves to honored for his contributions to the wrestling business.

On behalf of everyone here at, we send our best wishes to Vader and we hope for a speedy and complete recovery.

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