Following a report in the latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, William Regal has clarified his health status.
Regal posted a tweet on Friday clarifying that he's healthier than he's been in years, and the health issues that he spoke about on a yet-to-be-released episode of Talk is Jericho are from 2018.
"Already…. That’s why I stay out the [rumor] mill and gossip!!! I’ve just found out that there’s things being printed about my health," Regal tweeted. "I am healthier than I’ve been in many years. I talked this week to someone about things that had happened to me in 2018."
Regal underwent open heart surgery to remove a calcified pericardium in November 2018.
Dave Meltzer wrote in the Observer:
Regal mentioned [on AEW Dynamite] about having limited time left and it freaking people out. While Regal openly in his autobiography and in public appearances has talked extensively about substance abuse issues that nearly killed him a generation ago, that basically killed his career until he and Chris Benoit had a great match at the Brian Pillman Memorial show one year and he was so good it renewed interest in him and he worked for WWE for a long period of time after being brought back. Apparently Regal’s health issues at this stage are far more serious than have ever come out and there is an interview that will be released next week that he did for Talk is Jericho that will detail them.
At Sunday's Revolution pay-per-view, Regal made his AEW debut by uniting Bryan Danielson & Jon Moxley as a tag team. He was in Danielson & Moxley's corner for their win against The Workhorsemen (JD Drake & Anthony Henry) on Dynamite this Wednesday. Regal was then interviewed by Tony Schiavone after the match. Regal said during the interview that the amount of time he has left is limited due to how hard he used to live.