Some scary news early last week for one of wrestling’s greatest as Ricky Morton announced via his School Of Morton podcast that he suffered a Bell’s Palsy attack.
“Last Tuesday, I woke up and got ready to go to the gym I went downstairs and had me a cup of coffee and I noticed the coffee running out of my mouth. It really scared me. I ran in the bathroom and I saw that my face looked disfigured,” Morton said.
The WWE Hall Of Famer was concerned he was having a stroke initially, but wants fans rest assure that he is a-okay physically.
“They told me it was brought on by stress and everything but I have a touch of Bell’s palsy. It looks like it’s starting to clear up a little bit. I can shut my eyes and start talking. I just wanted to tell the wrestling world out there, if you see me, don’t run off. I’m doing good. Physically wise, I’m great.” (h/t to WrestlingNews.co for the transcription)
Both Jim Ross and NXT UK’s Piper Niven have both been diagnosed with Bell’s Palsy in the past as well.
WrestleZone would like to extend our best wishes, prayers and hopes for a speedy recovery from Mr. Morton.
You can listen to the entire episode of School Of Morton below: