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'Hacksaw' Jim Duggan announces prostate cancer diagnosis


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Pro wrestling legend "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan is set to undergo surgery after being diagnosed with prostate cancer.

In an Instagram video with his wife Debra, the 67-year-old Duggan announced that he'll be undergoing cancer surgery this Friday. Duggan said the situation has been going on for a couple of months and is something he's been living with and getting ready for.

"Hi folks. You know Debra and I, we always share the good times with you, but today we got to share some bad times. I've been diagnosed with prostate cancer, and I'm having my surgery tomorrow. Actually, it's been going on for a couple of months now and Debra and I have been living with it and getting ready. But reality is here and I'm going down to Charleston tomorrow to have my cancer surgery," Duggan said.

"So folks, I know you've been thinking and praying for me about it this last surgery. Please think of me this Friday as I go get my cancer surgery down in Charleston. Debra will keep everybody updated, but I want to take a break from social media. Thanks for all the thoughts and prayers. We'll see you down the road with the grace of God and the skill of the doctors. Love you."

Duggan had an undisclosed emergency surgery done on October 20. Debra noted that everything went well and thanked everyone for their prayers, good vibes, and good thoughts.

Duggan is a kidney cancer survivor, having battled the disease in the late 1990s. He's also dealt with heart issues in recent years.

Duggan was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2011.