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WWE Hall Of Famer Ricky Morton diagnosed with Bell's palsy

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WWE Hall Of Famer Ricky Morton revealed on his podcast that he suffered a bout of Bell's palsy last week.

Morton noted that it was a scary situation when he woke up last Tuesday but he expects to make a full recovery.

"Last Tuesday, I woke up and got ready to go to the gym I went downstairs and had me a cup of coffee and I noticed the coffee running out of my mouth," Morton said. "It really scared me. I ran in the bathroom and I saw that my face looked disfigured."

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Morton went on to say that he went to the hospital and said that he was diagnosed with Bell's palsy, the same medical condition that has affected wrestling names like Jim Ross and Piper Niven.

"I thought that I might be having a stroke but I went to the hospital," Morton continued. "They told me it was brought on by stress and everything but I have a touch of Bell's palsy. It looks like it's starting to clear up a little bit. I can shut my eyes and start talking. I just wanted to tell the wrestling world out there, if you see me, don't run off. I'm doing good. Physically wise, I'm great."

During the podcast, Morton also talks about tragedies he's seen first hand in wrestling, his feud with Kevin Nash, how his bookings have been affected due to coronavirus and more.

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