This is devastating.
Pro wrestler Bret Hart, 58, revealed via Facebook on Monday that he is battling prostate cancer.
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"I've had a great lifelong dance and I'm a survivor of many hard battles. I now face my toughest battle. With hesitation and fear, I openly declare myself in my fight against prostate cancer. In the next few days, I will undergo surgery with the hope of defeating this nemesis once and for all," he writes.
It is with great remorse that I feel compelled to speak truthfully to my friends, family and my millions of fans around...Posted by Bret Hart on Monday, February 1, 2016
It is with great remorse that I feel compelled to speak truthfully to my friends, family and my millions of fans around...
He continues, "I refuse to lose, I will never give in or give up, and I will win this battle or die trying. Most important of all, I hope I can take the fight to prostate cancer. To be a leader in awareness and to set the example for men everywhere who find themselves in my very same shoes, that prostate cancer can be beaten."
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Bret first came onto the wrestling scene in the 1970s and was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2006. He is also a writer and actor.
Bret Hart. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
Bret is married to Stephanie Washington the father of four kids — sons Blade and Dallas and daughters Jade and Alexandra.
Our thoughts are with him and his loved ones at this time.