WWE Hall of Famer “Superstar” Billy Graham’s wife has issued a harrowing update regarding his deteriorating health.
Graham is one of the greatest professional wrestlers from the 1970s and 80s and paved the way for the sport’s future stars.
However, the 79-year-old legend has been dealing with several health problems recently, including an ear infection spreading to his skull and COVID-19 which have kept him in hospital for 12 weeks.
The ex-WWE Champion’s wife Valerie revealed that the situation has become “horribly difficult”.
The American great, whose real name is Wayne Coleman, is still dealing with coronavirus and has gone completely deaf.
Graham has also lost five stone and the entire ordeal has left him “confused and depressed”.
The former NWA star is also dealing with issues regarding his medical bills and a GoFundMe page has been set up.
Valerie posted on Facebook: “Things are horribly difficult. Wayne is struggling and still not home.
“I was in the ER this weekend still testing positive for covid….shortness of breath….severe coughing….said it’s inflammation and bronchitis from covid….this is horrible and going through it alone is getting harder every day.
“I just had a call from the nursing facility and Wayne has refused all of his meds today….He’s dealing with a lot of confusion and depression.
“He’s still 100% deaf and has now lost 65 pounds….It’s breaking my heart not being able to see him. This Friday will be 12 weeks since he’s been home.
“And now on top of everything else I have to figure out how to come up with his medicare copay….
“The nursing facility called this morning to tell me he’s reached the cap so now back to paying $200 (£162) a day out of pocket. I have no idea where that money will come from.
“Can get very overwhelming but I know the Lord is with us and He will provide. Thank you for your constant prayers.”
Graham started out as a bodybuilder in the 1960s and trained with Hollywood megastar Arnold Schwarzenegger, with whom he appeared on various magazines’ front covers.
The Hall of Famer stood out during the territory days and mentored various legends, such as Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair and Jesse ‘The Body’ Ventura.