Leon Allen White, known by his ring names, Vader or Big Van Vader has confirmed that he has only two more years to live. The 61-year-old revealed the news on his Twitter account after learning about the situation from his doctor.
Told by 2.heart Drs at this time that my heart is wore out from footbal&wrestling I have 2 yrs to live , conjestive hesrt failure reality
— Big Van Vader (@itsvadertime) November 15, 2016
Vader, the former World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) superstar still wrestles on the independent circuit. However, he is best known for his time in the Vince McMahon owned wrestling promotion during The Attitude Era, according to The Sun.
However, the man from Lynwood, California is lucky to be alive. Vader was involved in a rollover car accident last week, as reported by wrestlingnews.co.
The former WCW man shared that his present heart ailment was due to his over exposure to football and professional wrestling. He is suffering from congestive heart failure and has no longer than two years to live.
Vader was one of the most popular professional wrestlers during the 1990’s. He was considered as a brilliant in-ring worker. His extremely agile nature, despite being a big bodied athlete was considered a rarity in the business.
However, Vader has not been devoid of health issues. Baby Bull has had issues with his back and knees. He has confessed earlier of beating alcoholism and also escaping death after a knee replacement surgery.
The man, who also had a stint with Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) had been in coma for 33 days, resulting in 112 pounds of weight loss.
Vader recently worked out a match in London, England against Will Ospreay at the York Hall in August, this year.
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