WWE has issued a statement denying that they did not pay Keith Lee's medical bills.
The company said that Lee’s claim on social media that WWE failed to pay his medical bills were “erroneous”.
“Keith Lee’s recent comments implying WWE failed to pay his medical bills are erroneous,” WWE said in the statement. “WWE has an extensive healthcare program for the medical care of its in-ring performers and Mr. Lee was part of this program while with the company. Should Mr. Lee have any concerns over the payment of medical bills, he is welcome to address them with WWE.”
On November 8, Lee released a statement on social media thanking fans for sending him birthday wishes, and also said that only he paid his medical bills while he was out of action due to complications from COVID-19.
“I paid all my medical bills from the many offices and machines I frequented,” he wrote. “There is positivity in that. And, I do find it amusing that people believe anyone but me paid for my medical expenses.”
Lee, along with seventeen other wrestlers from both the main roster and NXT, were released on November 4, with WWE head of talent relations John Laurinaitis citing budget cuts as the reason for the cuts.