“Superstar” Billy Graham’s wife Valerie provided more details on his health issues on a GoFundMe account recently launched to help him with medical bills.
Per the GoFundMe page, Graham “is going on over three weeks in the Mayo hospital ICU, checked into a rehab center, and is now back at the Mayo.”
The following was written on the GoFundMe page:
“He is dealing with a myriad of very serious health issues: a major infection in his ears and skull that may take six months of intravenous IVs, congestive heart failure, diabetes, hearing loss as a result of the infection, and the list goes on. He is facing a long period of rehab, and his insurance will only pay a portion of this. He is facing at least two months in a skilled nursing facility, once he is stabilized and released from the Mayo hospital. Wayne has lost 45 pounds in the last three weeks.”
It also notes that his wife Valerie is doing the best she can while working a full-time job but they are facing mounting long-term medical bills.
Graham has been dealing with health issues for years because of years of steroid use and issues related to his time in the ring. He’s an all-time great and one of the most influential names in the history of the business as he inspired the personas for many big names including Hulk Hogan, Jesse Ventura, and Scott Steiner, among others.